By Lionel Fry
Atopic eczema is the most typical and chronic dermatological visible commonly perform. during the last few years, advances were made within the genetics of atopy more often than not, more moderen remedies were brought for topical use, and new ideas steered within the etiology. hence, a brand new textual content on atopic eczema is either well timed and necessary. Written by means of one of many world's so much extraordinary dermatologists, An Atlas of Atopic Eczema presents complete assurance of this epidermis illness, together with new details on calcineurin inhibitors and their healing recommendations. widely illustrated in colour, the atlas explores issues similar to genetics, etiology, pathogenesis, analysis, medical good points, differential prognosis, relationships to different kinds of eczema, and therapy. the writer lifts the veil of misunderstanding and is helping physicians remain on best of the problem the elevated occurrence of eczemas current.
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Similar lesions may appear on the tips of the fingers. Juvenile plantar dermatosis may last for a few years but usually goes into permanent remission during adolescence. It has been suggested that the condition is aggravated by excessive sweating and the wearing of footwear made from plastic. Leather and/or fabric shoes are thought to be more appropriate. Cotton socks should also be recommended. Atopic hand eczema Involvement is mainly on the dorsal surface of the fingers and hands (Figure 68), which is the opposite of pompholyx eczema, which affects the palms and sides of the fingers.
32 AN ATLAS OF ATOPIC ECZEMA Figure 27 Confluent atopic eczema with erythema and scaling on the back. Some scaling of the scalp is also present Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) This will subsequently occur in 50% of patients with atopic eczema and usually begins between the ages of 10 and 30, which is considerably later than atopic eczema. Allergic rhinitis is often associated with allergic conjunctivitis (Figure 79) to varying degrees. At times, the nasal symptoms predominate, whilst in others the conjunctivitis is the major symptom.
These consist of ridging and pits in the nail. CLINICAL FEATURES 29 Figure 24 Crusting in atopic eczema OTHER ECZEMATOUS SKIN DISORDERS IN ATOPIC INDIVIDUALS Pityriasis alba Pityriasis means scaly and alba means white. Pityriasis alba is usually seen in children and young adolescents. It occurs mostly on the cheeks and presents as hypopigmented (not depigmented) areas with an ill-defined edge (Figure 71). Sometimes, there is a preceding history of mild scaling and even redness prior to the pale patches appearing.