The Skin in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Series Editor:

  • Ronald Asherson, Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa

Edited by

  • Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University, Milan, Italy
  • Andrea Doria, Division of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Italy
  • Annegret Kuhn, Department of Dermatology, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Giampietro Girolomoni, Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Verona, Italy


  • Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University, Milan, Italy

This book represents the state-of-the-art in the field of skin and autoimmune rheumatic diseases. It covers systematically a growing and multifaceted topic which is of great importance in the clinical practice. It also serves as a sharp educational tool as each chapter provides summaries and specific highlights to key references cited into the text. The pathophysiological link between skin involvement and autoimmunity has been explained in detail, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.This book yields an impressive body of well ordered information which summarizes the experience of a selected panel of distinguished physicians and scientists actively involved in the field of skin immunology and systemic autoimmunity.
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Dermatologists, rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists, immunologists, medical/scientific management and pharmaceutical Companies


Book information

  • Published: January 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52158-3

Table of Contents

THE SKIN AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEMThe skin as an immunologic organT cells and dendritic cells in immuno-mediated skin pathologyThe skin cytokine-chemokine networkAutoantibodies and skin involvement in systemic autoimmune diseases.Outcome measure in autoimmune skin diseases.Capillaroscopy: which is its role in the diagnosis of connective tissue diseases?SKIN INVOLVEMENT IN SYSTEMIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASESPhotosensitivity in rheumatic diseases.LE-specific and LE-non specific skin manifestations in SLESubacute cutaneous lupus erythematosusDifferential diagnosis of LE-specific skin lesionsSkin alterations in antiphospholipid syndromeSystemic sclerosisDermatitis in dermatopolymiositisMucocutaneous manifestations of Sjogren’s syndrome Rheumatoid arthritis and the skinRcurrent oral aphtosis and skin manifestations in Bechet’s diseaseSKIN MANIFESTATIONS IN VASCULITIDISLeukocytoclastic and urticarial vasculitisHenoch-Schoenlein purpuraEssential Mixed CryoglobulinemiaGranulomatous vasculitis KawasakiNEW INSIGHT IN THE TREATMENT OF SKIN MANIFESTATIONS OF SYSTEMIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASESSkin targets for new biological agents in systemic autoimmune diseasesNew trends in systemic immunosuppressive treatment