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An Atlas of Psoriasis, Second Edition

By Lionel Fry

CRC Press – 2004 – 110 pages

Series: Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine Series

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    978-1-84214-237-0
    August 12th 2004

Description

While considerable advances have been made in management of psoriasis in the last ten years, there is still no absolute cure, and no simple, safe, and invariably effective treatment. Therefore, the need for an up-to-date, authoritative, visually stunning, practical aid to diagnosis continues to be paramount for effective treatment of this disease.

Written by Lionel Fry, one of the world's most distinguished dermatologists, this completely revised second edition is a full update of the internationally acclaimed first edition of An Atlas of Psoriasis. Copiously illustrated in color, including new high quality visual imagery only recently available, the atlas highlights new treatment options such as light therapy and topical, systemic, and immunomodulatory drugs. Providing an authoritative review of psoriasis, the book is an essential reference for dermatologists, dermatopathologists, internists, and family physicians.

Reviews

"In this slim but focused book, Professor Lionel Fry has captured all we need to know about eczema. …replete with diagrams, helpful reminders in illustrative form, and plenty of pictures of the many expressions of eczema. The teachings of the renowned Professor Fry are delightfully presented in both word and illustration."

-From the Foreword by Charles N. Ellis, MD, University of Michigan

Contents

Introduction

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY

PROGNOSIS

GENETICS

Family Studies

Census Studies

Twin Studies

Human Leukocyte Antigens

Chromosome Loci and Possible Genes

ETIOLOGY

Environmental Triggers

Physical Trauma

Infections

Stress

Drugs

Hypocalcemia

Alcohol

Climate

PATHOGENESIS

Immunopathology

Antigen-Presenting Cells

Cytokines

Nature of the Antigen

Streptococcal Exotoxins

Cellular Streptococcal Proteins

Evidence for M Protein Being the Antigen in Psoriasis

Evidence for Other Cell Wall and Membrane Peptides Being the Antigen in Psoriasis

Are the Effector T Cells in Psoriasis CD4 or CD8?

How Do the T Cells Enter the Skin?

The Innate Immune System

CLINICAL FEATURES

Age of Onset

Sex Predilection

Morphology

SITES AND CLINICAL PATTERNS

Plaque Psoriasis

Guttate Psoriasis

Chronic Plaque Combined with Guttate Psoriasis

Koebner Phenomenon

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

Pustular Psoriasis

Acral Psoriasis

Seborrheic Psoriasis

Childhood Psoriasis

Diaper 'Psoriasis'

Linear Psoriasis

Psoriasis at Specific Sites

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

Guttate Psoriasis

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

Generalized Pustular Psoriasis

Localized Pustular Psoriasis

Acral Psoriasis

Seborrheic Psoriasis

Childhood Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis of the Palms and Soles

Flexural Psoriasis

Nails

Linear Psoriasis

PSORIATIC ARTHROPATHY

Epidemiology

Genetics

Clinical Features in Peripheral Arthropathy

Spinal Arthritis

Relationship Between Skin Lesions and Arthropathy

Relationship Between Nail Involvement and Arthropathy

Extra-Articular Features

Treatment

Prognosis

TREATMENT

Topical Drugs

Oral therapy

Combined Treatments

Biologicals

Future Treatments

References

Index

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