Saturday, January 14, 2017

Clinical Cases in Autoimmune Blistering Diseases

This clinical case book serves as a useful guide for dermatologists, internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, and anyone else charged with the care of the skin. The case-based format distinguishes this work from a reference-style textbook, instead allowing readers to relate the presented cases to their own patients.

Clinical Cases in Autoimmune Blistering Diseases provides help and insight for clinicians in managing this group of serious and debilitating skin conditions, with each case serving as a springboard for further pursuit and more extensive training. It will enable those new to the field to begin to develop a literacy and competence in autoimmune blistering diseases, while experienced dermatologists will find new ways to sharpen their diagnostic and treatment skills.

Table of contents : 
Front Matter....Pages i-xii
An Elderly Patient with a Generalized Pruritic Eruption....Pages 1-6
Confusion and Corticosteroids: 80-Year Old Woman with Pruritic Urticarial Plaques and Tense Blisters....Pages 7-11
Bullous Pemphigoid and Tetracycline....Pages 13-25
A 52-Year-Old Italian Male with Widespread Blistering and Erosions Refractory to Regular Dose Prednisone....Pages 27-34
Life-Threatening Pemphigus Vulgaris....Pages 35-43
A Crusted Plaque on the Right Cheek in a 45 Year Old Woman....Pages 45-49
A 52 Year Old Man with Cerebriform Vegetating Masses on the Scalp....Pages 51-58
Bullous Lesions on a Chronic Cutaneous Plaque....Pages 59-64
A 60-Year-Old Woman with Pemphigus Vulgaris Refractory to High-Dose Prednisone....Pages 65-73
Beware of Infection: 48-Year Old Woman with Refractory Mucocutaneous Blisters....Pages 75-78
A 71-Year-Old Man with Blisters on the Face and a Painful Left Thigh....Pages 79-87
A 57 Year Old Woman with Widespread Scales and Scattered Erosions....Pages 89-97
Pemphigus Foliaceus, var. Herpetiformis and Sulphonamide....Pages 99-106
A 43 Year Old with Vegetative Plaques and Erosions on the Trunk....Pages 107-112
Dermatitis Herpetiformis....Pages 113-117
A Healthy African Child with Blisters....Pages 119-122
Case Report: An 11 Year-Old Girl with Blisters....Pages 123-127
A Man with a Blistering Rash....Pages 129-136
A Chronically Ill Teenager with Blisters and Scars....Pages 137-141
Detached Epidermis in an Adult Female....Pages 143-151
Single Step Multivariant Analysis of Serum Autoantibodies in Autoimmune Blistering Diseases Using BIOCHIP® Mosaic Technology....Pages 153-160
Desquamative Gingivitis Refractory to Conventional Treatments in a Young Female Desiring to Have a Child....Pages 161-166