The Clinical Management of Itching

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 15, 2000 - Medical - 210 pages
This is a beautifully illustrated rapid-reference clinical textbook on itching with special emphasis on atopic dermatitis, urticaria, and the other itching diseases that are particularly common and cause great morbidity. Author Alan B. Fleischer, M.D., among the world's leading experts in the field, has written this text in ready-reference outline form around nearly 100 superb full-color clinical photographs presented as aids to better recognition and diagnosis. The book's main chapters cover the science of itching, measurement of itching and scratching and quality of life issues, patient evaluation, systemic causes, infections and infestations and bites and stings, common dermatitis diseases (eczemas), urticarial diseases, and localized itching as well as the rarer diseases. Material on truly obscure and arcane itching diagnoses is included, says, Dr. Fleischer as "some of the author's favorite material for the itch trivia master." The text concludes with a chapter on treatment and an appendix on phototherapy (PUVA) protocols. Includes bibliographic references and index.

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