This is an excellent work by a pediatrician on the subject of infantile eczema and allied dermatoses. The first section of 50 pages is devoted to clinical considerations, with case reports and photographic illustrations of intertriginous dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriatic dermatitis, erythroderma, erythroderma desquamativa of Leiner and the various clinical types of eczema. These dermatoses are lucidly presented and differentiated in an original manner, and the subjects of crusta lactea, erythroderma desquamativa of Leiner and neurodermatitis are particularly well discussed.
In the next section of 120 pages on pathogenesis, more than 50 pages are devoted to the consideration of infantile eczema as an allergic phenomenon, with alimentary allergy predominant, and the important antigens are discussed.
Eczema is also considered at times a vasomotor reflex neurosis activated by local external irritation, and at times as the exhibition of a diathesis, a nutritional disturbance or a metabolic disorder. The tendency