This monograph is an elaboration of the author's presentation of the subject to the 1929 Congress of the German Pediatric Society. The first part deals succinctly with the clinical aspects, the seborrheic dermatites, the desquamative erythrodermas and the neurodermites usually classed loosely in the clinic as eczema. The author considers that the multiform types of eczema may all be classed under one of the following four heads: eczema vesiculosum, eczema papulatum, eczema papulovesicolosum and eczema universale of the character of the so-called neurodermatitis disseminata. All these types, as well as crusta lactea (eczema impetiginosum capitis et faciei), which the author considers as a preeczematous dermatosis, are described as they occur in localized or generalized form.
The main part of the work is devoted to pathogenesis. Infantile eczema is considered from the points of view of a neuroreflectory inflammatory process and as a reactive toxic desquamative erythroderma. But it is especially