Diseases of the Skin

Diseases of the Skin

2nd Edition - September 24, 2013

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  • Author: James H. Sequeira
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195681

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Diseases of the Skin, Second Edition discusses dermatology — the diagnosis and treatment procedure on various skin conditions. The author reviews the histology and morphology of the skin. He explains congenital affections of the skin such as ichthyosis, xerodermia, albinism, Mongolian blue spots, and of the hair such as adenoma sebaceum. Some irritation is normal for the skin; certain slight anomalies render the skin vulnerable. Some physical and chemical irritants can excite an otherwise normal skin. These irritations are known as erythema, wheals, blisters, intertrigo (chaffing), erythema ab igne (due to heat), solar erythema (sunburn), freckles, and dermatitis medicamentosa. The author also describes micro-biotic affections of the skin such as erysipelas, follicular impetigo, boils, carbuncles, and veld sore. Some substances that can cause skin eruptions are antipyrin, arsenic, boric acid, luminal, mercury, Midol, pantopon, salicylic acid, and tar. Toxics in the blood also cause skin eruptions. These toxics can be from the internal administration of certain drugs, vaccination, from poison of acute rheumatism, septic conditions, and absorption of toxic substances produced by visceral disease. This book is suitable for dermatologists, practitioners of general medicine, students and academicians dealing with the medical sciences, particularly on the skin.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to Second Edition

    Preface to First Edition

    List of Plates

    Chapter I. Histology and Functions of the Normal Skin

    Chapter II. Morphology

    Elementary Lesions and Forms of Eruption

    Chapter III. Congenital Affections of the Skin

    Development, Ichthyosis, Linear Nsevi, Tylosis, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Albinism, Moles, Vascular Nsevi, Congenital Affections of the Appendages, Congenital Tumours, Xerodermia Pigmentosa, Etc.

    Chapter IV. Eruptions due to Local Irritation

    The Effects of Mechanical Irritation, Feigned Eruptions, Eruptions Due to Heat, Cold, Light, X Rays, Radium, Chemical Irritants, Trade Dermatitis, Plant Dermatitis.

    Chapter IV. Eruptions Due to Local Irritation

    Chapter VI. Affections Caused by Animal Parasites

    Scabies, Pediculosis, etc., Exotic Parasitic Affections

    Chapter VII. Affections Caused by Vegetable Parasites

    Ringworm, Favus, Tinea Versicolor, Tropical Ringworms, Pinta, Actinomycosis, Mycetoma, Blastomycosis, Sporotrichosis.

    Chapter VIII. Microbic Affections of the Skin

    Erysipelas, Impetigo, Dermatitis Gangrenosa, Boil,Carbuncle, Sycosis, Granuloma Tropicum, Diphtheria,Anthrax, Glanders, Etc.

    Chapter IX. Microbic Affections (Continued) Pityriasis, Seborrhoea and The Acnes

    Chapter X. Microbic Affections (Continued)

    Tuberculosis, Scrofulodermia, Lupus Vulgaris, Tuberculides of the Skin and Hypoderm, Sarcoids,Leprosy, Rhinoscleroma, Keratodermia Blenorrhagica,Ulcus Molle.

    Chapter XI. Syphilis

    Chapter XII. Exotic Spirochaetal Diseases and Leishmaniasis

    Yaws, Tropical Ulcer, Oriental Sore, Espundia

    Chapter XIII. Eruptions Caused By Drugs, Vaccines, and Antitoxines

    Chapter XIV. Cutaneous Affections in General and Visceral Diseases

    Chapter XV. Toxic Eruptions

    Erythema Multiforme, Erythema Nodosum, Erythema Scarlatiniforme, Pellagra, Acrodynia, Urticaria, Purpura, Urticaria Pigmentosa, Erysipeloid, Acne Eosacea, Lupus Erythematosus, Lupus Pernio.

    Chapter XVI. The Erythrodermias

    Epidemic Erythrodermia, General Exfoliative Dermatitis, Pityriasis Rubra, Secondary Erythrodermia, and The Erythrodermias of Mycosis Fungoides and Leukaemia.

    Chapter XVII. Affections Dependent upon Vascular and Lymphatic Obstruction, etc

    Varicose Veins, Cutaneous Gangrene, Bed Sore, Kaynaud's Disease, Elephantiasis, Pachydermia

    Chapter XVIII. Neurodermatoses

    Pruritus, Prurigo, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, Atrophodermia Neuritica, Syringomyelia, Trophic Ulcer, Perforating Ulcer

    Chapter XIX. Erythemato-Squamous Eruptions of Unknown Origin

    Pityriasis Kosea, Psoriasis, Parapsoriasis, Cheilitis

    Chapter XX. Papular Eruptions of Unknown Origin

    Lichen Planus, Granuloma Annulare, Erythema Elevatum Diutinum

    Chapter XXI. Follicular Keratoses and Allied Conditions

    Keratosis Pilaris, Lichen Pilaris Seu Spinulosus, Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris, Darier's Disease, Acanthosis Nigricans, Porokeratosis.

    Chapter XXII. The Pemphigus Group

    Acute Malignant Pemphigus, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Hydroa, Chronic Pemphigus, Pemphigus Foliaceus, Pemphigus Vegetans.

    Chapter XXIII. Leucodermia, Melanodermia and Chloasma

    Chapter XXIV. Atrophy and Sclerosis of The Skin

    Atrophodermia, Striae Atrophicae, Senile Degeneration, Leukoplakic Vulvitis, Kraurosis Vulvae, Sclerodermia, Morphoea, Ainhum

    Chapter XXV. Tumors of the Skin

    Verrucae, Senile Keratoma, Tumors of the Appendages, Cysts, Molluscum Contagiosum. Squamous-Celled Carcinoma, Basal-Celled Carcinoma, Rodent Ulcer, Naevo-Carcinoma, Secondary Carcinoma, Paget's Disease. Xanthoma, Fibromata, Neuromata, Cheloid, Lipoma,Myxoma,Leiomyoma, Calcareous Tumours, Telangiectase S. Sarcomata, Mycosis Fungoides, Lymphadenoma, Leukaemia

    Chapter XXVI. Diseases of the Appendages

    Anidrosis, Hyperidrosis, Bromidrosis, Sudamina, Milaria Rubra, Miliary Fever, Pompholyx, Hidrocystoma.

    Asteatosis, Seborrhoea Oleosa. Canities, Alopecia, Pseudo-Pelade, Hypertrichosis, Trichorrhexis Nodosa, Trichoptilosis, Monilethrix, Leptothrix. Affections of The Nails.


    I. Mineral Waters

    II. Internal Treatment by Drugs

    III. External Applications to the Skin


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  • No. of pages: 664
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2015
  • Published: September 24, 2013
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195681

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