Chapter 18. Hand Eczema

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. A. Marco van Coevorden MD Dermatologist1,
  2. Thomas Diepgen MD Professor Dermatology2 and
  3. Pieter-Jan Coenraads MD, PhD, MPH Professor of Occupational Environmental Dermatology3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch18

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

van Coevorden, A. M., Diepgen, T. and Coenraads, P.-J. (2008) Hand Eczema, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, Gelre Hospital, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  3. 3

    Department of Dermatology, University Medical Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • “hand eczema” and redness, erosions and tiny blisters;
  • hand eczema treatment and clinical symptom reduction;
  • hand eczema and chronic or relapsing course;
  • thrice-weekly versus weekend application;
  • mild skin atrophy;
  • emollient versus topical corticosteroids;
  • oral therapy with nickel-chelating compound;
  • addition of fusidic acid or clioquinol to betamethasone


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Questions

  • Acknowledgment

  • References