The Skin in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444521583, 9780080461922

The Skin in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Volume 5

1st Edition

Series Editors: Ronald Asherson
Editors: Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini Andrea Doria Annegret Kuhn Giampietro Girolomoni
Authors: Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
eBook ISBN: 9780080461922
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521583
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 26th January 2006
Page Count: 358
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Table of Contents

THE SKIN AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM The skin as an immunologic organ T cells and dendritic cells in immuno-mediated skin pathology The skin cytokine-chemokine network Autoantibodies 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 DISEASES Photosensitivity in rheumatic diseases. LE-specific and LE-non specific skin manifestations in SLE Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus Differential diagnosis of LE-specific skin lesions Skin alterations in antiphospholipid syndrome Systemic sclerosis Dermatitis in dermatopolymiositis Mucocutaneous manifestations of Sjogren’s syndrome Rheumatoid arthritis and the skin Rcurrent oral aphtosis and skin manifestations in Bechet’s disease

SKIN MANIFESTATIONS IN VASCULITIDIS Leukocytoclastic and urticarial vasculitis Henoch-Schoenlein purpura Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia Granulomatous vasculitis Kawasaki

NEW INSIGHT IN THE TREATMENT OF SKIN MANIFESTATIONS OF SYSTEMIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES Skin targets for new biological agents in systemic autoimmune diseases New trends in systemic immunosuppressive treatment


Description

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.

Key Features

  • Written by a respected panel of distinguished physician-scientists actively involved in the field of skin immunology and systemic autoimmunity
  • Box summaries at the end of each chapter highlight important topics
  • Up-to-date basic knowledge as well as modern approach to diagnosis and therapy

Readership

Dermatologists, rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists, immunologists, medical/scientific management and pharmaceutical Companies


Details

No. of pages:
358
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080461922
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444521583

About the Series Editors

Ronald Asherson Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa

About the Editors

Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University, Milan, Italy

Andrea Doria Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Italy

Annegret Kuhn Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Dermatology, University of Duesseldorf, Germany

Giampietro Girolomoni Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Verona, Italy

About the Authors

Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University, Milan, Italy