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December 1992

Color Text of Contact Dermatitis

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(12):1668. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.04530010104032

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This book, by major authorities in the field of contact dermatitis, provides a pictorial atlas of the most common contact dermatitides, often including pictures of the inducing agents or antigens alongside the associated cutaneous eruption. A précis accompanies each picture, providing a concise patient history, pertinent description of the clinical course, and useful clinical comments about the offending agent. The photographs are of high quality and fairly consistent color. The two major textbooks on contact dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, by Etain Cronin, and Contact Dermatitis, by Alexander Fisher, are much more comprehensive than this book; however, they do not contain any clinical photographs on the variety of clinical expressions of allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, photoallergic and phototoxic contact dermatitis, contact urticaria, and contact dermatitis provoked by systemic agents.

The book is divided into a well-written and contemporary introductory section that covers the mechanisms and dermatopathology of contact dermatitis, along

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