Acute Adult Dermatology: Diagnosis and Management: A Colour Handbook

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CRC Press, Feb 4, 2011 - Medical - 240 pages
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A significant proportion of skin disease develops rapidly, is highly symptomatic and can be associated with considerable morbidity. While most patients with acute skin disorders are initially seen by primary care services, acute dermatology is also encountered in hospital emergency departments and in dermatology clinics.

This comprehensive reference on relevant acute dermatology is designed to encourage a structured and thorough clinical technique. The sections have been written so that essential information about each disease is summarized in a clear and concise way. After a brief introduction, there is a description of the clinical features, followed by a differential diagnosis, a list of important systemic associations and the relevant investigations. Treatment is divided into two sections, the first stating the immediate action required to prevent further deterioration and the second discussing long-term management considerations.

Each condition described and discussed is illustrated by clinical pictures. It is hoped that this book will enable all medical staff seeing patients with acute skin problems to practice more effectively. It is aimed at primary care physicians, nurse specialists, emergency department staff and dermatologists. It should also appeal to the general physician who is interested in dermatology.

 

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Contents

Preface
5
Acknowledgements
6
CHAPTER 1 Eczema
7
CHAPTER 2 Psoriasis
25
CHAPTER 3 Papular and papulosquamous dermatoses
35
CHAPTER 4 Erythroderma
51
CHAPTER 5 Urticaria
55
CHAPTER 6 Blistering diseases
65
CHAPTER 11 Viral diseases
139
CHAPTER 12 Fungal diseases
153
CHAPTER 13 Dermatoses caused by arthropods
161
CHAPTER 14 Travellers and tropical dermatoses
169
CHAPTER 15 Tumours and malignancies
185
CHAPTER 16 Environmental and physical dermatoses
201
CHAPTER 17 Pregnancy dermatoses
211
CHAPTER 18 Drug and therapyinduced dermatoses
217

CHAPTER 7 Vascular diseases
81
CHAPTER 8 Panniculitis
99
CHAPTER 9 Connective tissue disease
105
CHAPTER 10 Bacterial diseases
117
Abbreviations
235
Recommended reading
236
Index
237
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Jonathan Barker has taught Political Science at the universities of Toronto, Arizona and Dar es Salam. He has researched local politics in Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and India. Other books include Street-Level Democracy and Rural Communities under Stress.

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