ABOUT THIS BOOK
· The most comprehensive book on the skin of the immunocompromised
· Organized for easy access by dividing into certain types of patients
· Further easy access by genetic, transplantation, diabetes, therapy induced diseases and radiation
As the number of surviving immune suppressed patients continues to rise, skin manifestations of patients have become increasingly important. AIDS patients, and renal, heart, liver, bone marrow, and lung transplant patients are now living longer and immunosuppressive drugs are being used more frequently. Diabetes is rising in the US and around the world, offering its own unique brand of immune suppressed skin diseases. The skin may be the earliest sign of these conditions and be the organ showing the most profound, earliest, and treatment limiting side effects.
Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised is the most comprehensive book on the topic available. It elucidates the signs of immune suppressed skin diseases to afford early diagnosis and management of this ever-increasing diverse group of illnesses. Organized for easy access, this book will be an essential resource for residents and fellows in dermatology and infectious diseases medical professionals.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » AIDS - Diabetes - Graft vs. Host Disease - Immunocompromised - Skin - Skin Transplantation
Related subjects » Dermatology - Internal Medicine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Diabetes.- AIDS.- Inherited Immune Diseases.- Cancer Patients.- Solid Organ Transplantation.- Bone Marrow Transplantation.- Graft vs. Host Disease.- Biologics.- Chemotherapy.- Corticosteroids.- Tyrosine Kinase Drugs.- The Elderly.- The Newborn.- UVA and UVB .- Ionizing Radiation Therapy.