The Skin in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

The Skin in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

1st Edition - January 26, 2006
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  • Editors: Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Andrea Doria, Annegret Kuhn, Giampietro Girolomoni
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521583
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080461922

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2006
  • Published: January 26, 2006
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521583
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080461922
  • About the Editors

    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University, Milan, Italy

    Andrea Doria

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Division of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Italy

    Annegret Kuhn

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Dermatology, University of Duesseldorf, Germany

    Giampietro Girolomoni

    Affiliations and Expertise

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

    About the Series Editor

    Ronald Asherson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa

    About the Author

    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University, Milan, Italy