By David Gawkrodger DSc MD FRCP FRCPE, Michael R Ardern-Jones BSc MBBS FRCP DPhil
2013 BMA clinical e-book Awards hugely recommended in inner Medicine!
This concise textbook of dermatology is aimed toward clinical scholars, these getting ready for the MRCP and MRCGP examinations and expert nurses. the knowledge is gifted in a hugely available structure, utilizing double web page spreads for every subject. wide use of color for either medical pictures and images makes for a great visual appeal. For overview for exam guidance key aspect bins are supplied. during this fourth version large revision has been made to the contents to mirror adjustments within the knowing of dermatological stipulations at a molecular point and the alterations in medical perform. additionally using the net for dermatological details through either medical professionals and sufferers is reviewed.
- Information awarded in effortless to entry double-page spreads.
- Highly illustrated with complete color photos and graphics.
- Summary containers for exam preparation.
- Covers the topic from easy molecular mechanisms via to the rules of scientific and surgical treatment.
- Gives references to web URLs for extra information.
- Includes a word list of dermatological terms.
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Fumaric acid esters are effective in some cases (p. 114). Biologic agents are very effective but expensive (see p. 114). Treatment of psoriasis Side-effects are often the limiting factor in psoriasis treatment. Topical treatment is usually the first approach: n Steroids: n Vitamin n Coal Complications Psoriasis may be complicated by arthropathy, erythroderma and the Koebner phenomenon (p. 28, Fig. 2). It is associated with the metabolic syndrome and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Psoriatic arthropathy Psoriatic joint disease occurs in 20–30% of patients with psoriasis and is associated with more severe skin disease.
Different types of eczema may be recognized by morphology, site or cause. A division into endogenous (due to internal or constitutional factors) and exogenous (due to external contact agents) is convenient (Table 1). However, in clinical practice, these distinctions are often blurred and, not infrequently, the eczema cannot be classified. A further division into acute (Fig. 1) and chronic In acute eczema, epidermal oedema (spongiosis), with separation of keratinocytes, leads to the formation of epidermal vesicles (Fig.
To treat keloids). Certain disorders respond to phototherapy (p. 47). Iontophoresis is a treatment for excess sweating of the palms in which a direct electric current is passed into skin in contact with tap water. In the past, X-irradiation was used to treat psoriasis, acne, tinea capitis, tuberculosis of the skin and hand eczema. There are now very few indications for X-ray treatment of non-malignant disease, although irradiation is of great value in several types of skin tumour. Cryotherapy, in which liquid nitrogen is applied to the skin, is extensively used in dermatology (p.
Dermatology : an illustrated colour text by David Gawkrodger DSc MD FRCP FRCPE, Michael R Ardern-Jones BSc MBBS FRCP DPhil