Atlas and Synopsis of Contact and Occupational Dermatology

by Sanjay Ghosh

Contact and occupational dermatology have been evolved as a unique super- speciality subject of dermatology in recent decades due to clinical demand and emerging newer scientific facts and concept. Each and every dermatologist has to deal with quite a good number of these types of patients in their daily practice. This applies to any dermatologist from any set up; urban or rural, tertiary or secondary health care hospitals. Moreover, in recent years, due to rapid urbanization and fast life pattern changes, the horizon of the subject has been widened considerably. Conception regarding the diseases is becoming more distinct; newer diseases entities on this topic have been described. The suffering and work-day loss due to contact and occupational dermatoses create a tremendous impact on the health system of any nation. The books on the subject, especially in perspective of our country, are really sparse. There are a large number of exogenous hazardous factors which may cause a great variety of skin manifestations from eczema to depigmentation and skin cancer. The spectrum of hazardous factors is constantly changing with introduction of newer sensitizing chemicals. There are also geographical differences in the presence and exposure to hazardous factors which make this book with an Asian perspective a valuable resource to instruct and help all who read it and hopefully will stimulate many to take a great interest in this fascinating area. As dermatology is more a visual subject and could be more interesting if written in atlas form the pattern of this book has been kept as ‘Atlas and Synopsis’. The dermatologists, who see all type of skin diseases in their daily practice but sometimes face difficulty to deal cases of contact or occupational dermatoses, and the postgraduate students, are the probable target readers of this book. Footwear dermatitis, airborne contact dermatitis, cosmetic and medicament dermatitis have been discussed in detail as they are quite common in Asian scenario. A chapter on chemical leukoderma has been also included as this disease is induced primarily by contact with the offending chemicals and this ailment represents an important subset of the occupational dermatology.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Ghosh Sanjay Institute of Allergic and Immunologic, Skin Diseases, Kolkata, India
MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, Bihar, India
AMRI-Apollo Hospital, 27/2C Bakultala Lane, Kasba, Kolkata, India
Advanced Medicare and Research Institute (AMRI) and Sri Aurobindo Seva Kendra (SASK), Kolkata
Mata Gujri Memorial (MGM) Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, Bihar, India
MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, Bihar, India; Institute of Allergic and Immunologic Skin Diseases (IAISD), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, Bihar; Institute of Allergic and Immunologic Skin Diseases, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Institute of Allergic and Immonologic Skin Diseases (IAISD), Kolkata, West Bengal, India; MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, Bihar, India
ISBN 9788184482928
Speciality Dermatology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10059
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2008
Pages 130
Book Type Professional


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