Handbook of Psoriasis

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 384 pages
The new second edition of the Handbook of Psoriasis remains an easy-to-read but detailed text on a common skin disease which affects 2% of the world's population. The text is designed as a reference for both the specialist and the primary care physician and can be read cover-to-cover in a week. Each chapter stands alone as a reference to a specific topic but is clearly cross-referenced to offer a more detailed perspective.


This new edition runs the full gamut from pathogenesis to clinical variants of psoriasis to individual treatments with emphasis on standard protocols. Each chapter has been carefully updated to reflect developments in the last five years and new chapters cover such topics as childhood psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and biologic immunotherapy.

 

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Contents

1 Overview of psoriasis
1
2 The clinical variants of psoriasis
7
3 Histopathology of psoriasis
36
4 Pathogenesis of psoriasis
45
5 Conditions associated with psoriasis
61
6 Drugs that induce or exacerbate psoriasis
80
7 Evaluation of psoriasis symptoms and disability
88
8 Scalp psoriasis
104
14 Psoralens and photochemotherapy PUVA
191
15 Retinoids
215
16 Methotrexate
238
17 Cyclosporine tacrolimus and pimecrolimus
256
18 Vitamin D3 and analogues
276
19 Antimetabolites and sulfasalazine
289
20 Investigational treatments for psoriasis
302
21 Psoriatic arthritis
310

9 Nail psoriasis
118
10 Childhood psoriasis
131
11 Corticosteroids
139
12 Anthralin
158
13 UVB phototherapy and coal tar
166
22 Biologic immunotherapy of psoriasis
328
Index
339
A colour plate faces
352
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Charles Camisa is the author of Handbook of Psoriasis, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley.

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