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Occurrence of Cataracts and Keratoconus with Atopic Dermatitis

Occurrence of Cataracts and Keratoconus with Atopic Dermatitis Abstract Atopic dermatitis is one of the commoner dermatoses of children, adolescents, and young adults. The term is used generally in this country to represent the cutaneous phase of the asthma-hay-fever-eczema diathesis. The clinical picture on the skin is a familiar one. In a broad sense, it covers most forms of infantile eczema, as well as other lichenified and pruritic eruptions variously designated as "lichen Vidal," "prurigo Besnier," "neurodermite Brocq," "flexural eczema," and "disseminated neurodermatitis." The atopic constitution is more than skin deep. Atopic persons are unusual in a number of ways. They manifest (1) a high degree of allergic hypersensitivity, with the development of atopic reagins in the blood, (2) an exaggerated reaction to various forms of physical and emotional stress, (3) a favorable symptomatic response to steroidal therapy, (4) an exaggerated reaction to infection with the virus of vaccinia and herpes simplex, and References 1. Andogsky, N.: Cataracta dermatogenes: Ein Beitrag zur Aetiologie der Linsentrübung , Klin. Monatsbl. Augenh. 52:824-831, 1914. 2. Davis, W. T.: The Relation of the Eye and Certain Skin Diseases , South. M. J. 14:237-241 ( (March) ) 1921.Crossref 3. Brunsting, L. A.: Atopic Dermatitis (Disseminated Neurodermatitis) of Young Adults: Analysis of Precipitating Factors in 101 Cases and Report of 10 Cases With Associated Juvenile Cataract , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 34:935-957 ( (Dec.) ) 1936. 4. Daniel, R. K.: Allergy and Cataracts , J. A. M. A. 105:481-483 ( (Aug. 17) ) 1935. 5. Coles, R. S., and Laval, J.: Retinal Detachments Occurring in Cataract Associated With Neurodermatitis , A. M. A. Arch. Ophth. 48:30-39 ( (July) ) 1952. 6. Hertzberg, R.: Disseminated Neurodermatitis and Cataract , M. J. Australia 1:36-38 ( (Jan. 9) ) 1954. 7. Hurlbut, W. B., and Domonkos, A. N.: Cataract and Retinal Detachment Associated With Atopic Dermatitis , A. M. A. Arch. Ophth. 52:852-857 ( (Dec.) ) 1954. 8. Cowan, A., and Klauder, J. V.: Frequency of Occurrence of Cataract in Atopic Dermatitis , Arch. Ophth. 43:759-768 ( (April) ) 1950. 9. Katavisto, M.: Prurigo diathésique Besnier and Cataract , Acta ophth. 27:581-589, 1949. 10. Beetham, W. P.: Atopic Cataracts , Arch. Ophth. 24:21-37 ( (July) ) 1940. 11. Sack, S. S.: Atopic Cataract: Report of a Case with Tabulated Summary of Previously Reported Cases , Ann. Allergy 5:353-363 ( (July) -Aug.) 1947. 12. O'Leary, P. A.: Atopic Dermatitis , South. M. J. 46:67-73 ( (Jan.) ) 1953. 13. Thompson, R. G.: Cataract With Atopic Dermatitis: Dermatologic Aspects, with Special Reference to Preoperative and Postoperative Care , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 61:433-441 ( (March) ) 1950. 14. Hilgartner, H. L.; Hilgartner, H. L., Jr., and Gilbert, J. T.: A Preliminary Report of a Case of Keratoconus, Successfully Treated with Organotherapy, Radium and Short-Wave Diathermy , Am. J. Ophth. 20:1032-1039 ( (Oct.) ) 1937. 15. Bereston, E. S., and Baer, R. L.: Keratoconus Associated with Atopic Dermatitis: Report of 2 Cases , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 46:358-361 ( (Sept.) ) 1942. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Occurrence of Cataracts and Keratoconus with Atopic Dermatitis

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Abstract Atopic dermatitis is one of the commoner dermatoses of children, adolescents, and young adults. The term is used generally in this country to represent the cutaneous phase of the asthma-hay-fever-eczema diathesis. The clinical picture on the skin is a familiar one. In a broad sense, it covers most forms of infantile eczema, as well as other lichenified and pruritic eruptions variously designated as "lichen Vidal," "prurigo Besnier," "neurodermite Brocq," "flexural eczema," and "disseminated neurodermatitis." The atopic constitution is more than skin deep. Atopic persons are unusual in a number of ways. They manifest (1) a high degree of allergic hypersensitivity, with the development of atopic reagins in the blood, (2) an exaggerated reaction to various forms of physical and emotional stress, (3) a favorable symptomatic response to steroidal therapy, (4) an exaggerated reaction to infection with the virus of vaccinia and herpes simplex, and References 1. Andogsky, N.: Cataracta dermatogenes: Ein Beitrag zur Aetiologie der Linsentrübung , Klin. Monatsbl. Augenh. 52:824-831, 1914. 2. Davis, W. T.: The Relation of the Eye and Certain Skin Diseases , South. M. J. 14:237-241 ( (March) ) 1921.Crossref 3. Brunsting, L. A.: Atopic Dermatitis (Disseminated Neurodermatitis) of Young Adults: Analysis of Precipitating Factors in 101 Cases and Report of 10 Cases With Associated Juvenile Cataract , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 34:935-957 ( (Dec.) ) 1936. 4. Daniel, R. K.: Allergy and Cataracts , J. A. M. A. 105:481-483 ( (Aug. 17) ) 1935. 5. Coles, R. S., and Laval, J.: Retinal Detachments Occurring in Cataract Associated With Neurodermatitis , A. M. A. Arch. Ophth. 48:30-39 ( (July) ) 1952. 6. Hertzberg, R.: Disseminated Neurodermatitis and Cataract , M. J. Australia 1:36-38 ( (Jan. 9) ) 1954. 7. Hurlbut, W. B., and Domonkos, A. N.: Cataract and Retinal Detachment Associated With Atopic Dermatitis , A. M. A. Arch. Ophth. 52:852-857 ( (Dec.) ) 1954. 8. Cowan, A., and Klauder, J. V.: Frequency of Occurrence of Cataract in Atopic Dermatitis , Arch. Ophth. 43:759-768 ( (April) ) 1950. 9. Katavisto, M.: Prurigo diathésique Besnier and Cataract , Acta ophth. 27:581-589, 1949. 10. Beetham, W. P.: Atopic Cataracts , Arch. Ophth. 24:21-37 ( (July) ) 1940. 11. Sack, S. S.: Atopic Cataract: Report of a Case with Tabulated Summary of Previously Reported Cases , Ann. Allergy 5:353-363 ( (July) -Aug.) 1947. 12. O'Leary, P. A.: Atopic Dermatitis , South. M. J. 46:67-73 ( (Jan.) ) 1953. 13. Thompson, R. G.: Cataract With Atopic Dermatitis: Dermatologic Aspects, with Special Reference to Preoperative and Postoperative Care , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 61:433-441 ( (March) ) 1950. 14. Hilgartner, H. L.; Hilgartner, H. L., Jr., and Gilbert, J. T.: A Preliminary Report of a Case of Keratoconus, Successfully Treated with Organotherapy, Radium and Short-Wave Diathermy , Am. J. Ophth. 20:1032-1039 ( (Oct.) ) 1937. 15. Bereston, E. S., and Baer, R. L.: Keratoconus Associated with Atopic Dermatitis: Report of 2 Cases , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 46:358-361 ( (Sept.) ) 1942.

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A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1955

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