Table of Contents

Historical Aspects.
Part 1 Basic Features.
Genetics and Individual Predispositions in Contact Dermatitis.
Mechanisms of Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis.
Molecular Aspects in Allergic and Irritant Contact Dermatitis.
Bio-Guided Fractionation and Identification of Allergens in Complex Mixtures and Products.
Role of the Permeability Barrier in Contact Dermatitis.
Immediate Contact Reactions.
Mechanisms of Phototoxic and Photoallergic Reactions.
Part 2 Pathology.
Histopathological and Immunohistopathological Features of Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis.
Ultrastructure of Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis.
Epidemiology.
Part 3 Dermatoxicology.
Skin Penetration.
Predictive Tests for Irritants and Allergens and Their Use in Quantitative Risk Assessment.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Humans: Experimental and Quantitative Aspects.
Part 4 Clinical Features.
Clinical Features.
Clinical Aspects of Irritant Contact Dermatitis.
Systemic Contact Dermatitis.
Phototoxic and Photoallergic Reactions.
Pigmented Contact Dermatitis and Chemical Depigmentation.
Hand Eczema.
Protein Contact Dermatitis.
Noneczematous Contact Reactions.
Respiratory Symptoms from Fragrances and the Link with Dermatitis. Part 5 Diagnostic Tests.
Patch Testing.
Atopy Patch Testing with Aeroallergens and Food Proteins.
Patch Testing in Adverse Drug Reactions.
Allergens Exposure Assessment.
Skin Tests for Immediate Hypersensitivity.
Photopatch Testing.
Noninvasive Techniques for Quantification of Contact Dermatitis.
Part 6 Allergic Contact Dermatitis Related to Specific Exposures.
Allergens from the European Baseline Series.
Cosmetics and Skin Care Products.
Fragrances.
Hair Dyes.
Metals.
Metalworking Fluids.
Plastic Materials.
Topical Drugs.
Dental Materials.
Clothing.
Shoes.
Occupational Contact Dermatitis.
Occupational Contact Dermatitis Health Personnel.
Occupational Contact Dermatitis Chefs and Food Handlers.
Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Hairdressers.
Plants and Plant Products.
Pesticides.
Contact Allergy in Children.
Therapy and Rehabilitation of Allergic and Irritant Contact Dermatitis.
Prevention of Hand Eczema Gloves, Barrier Creams and Workers Education.
Prevention of Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Safe Exposure Levels of Sensitizers.
Legislation.
International Comparison of Legal Aspects of Workers Compensation for Occupational Contact Dermatitis.
Databases and Networks. The Benefit for Research and Quality Assurance in Patch Testing.
Contact Dermatitis Research Groups.
Patch Test Concentrations and Vehicles for Testing Contact Allergens.
Patch Testing with the Patients Own Products.
Dictionary of Contact Allergens: Chemical Structures, Sources, and References.