There are many emergencies that the dermatologist needs to address and many cutaneous diseases in the emergency room that require rapid dermatologic consultation. The dermatologist is frequently the ?rst physician to examine such patients before a hospital admission and also the ?rst to identify a critical situation, stabilize the patient, and choose urgent and appropriate intervention. Both the practicing dermatologist and the emergency physician will benefit from the revised and updated edition of this text from top international dermatologists, enabling them to hone their diagnostic skills, expand their knowledge and understanding of pathologic events, and learn treatment options available for acute life-threatening skin diseases in this complicated and multifaceted ?eld.
- contains a full range of information from basic to rare conditions
- contains new chapters on information management
- features colour illustration throughout
Cell injury and cell death. Clean and aseptic technique at the bedside. New antimicrobials. Immunomodulators and the "Biologics" in Cutaneous Emergencies. Critical care: stuff you really, really need to know. Acute skin failure. Dermatologicalemergencies in neonatal medicine. Necrotizing soft-tissue infections. Life-threatening bacterial skin infections. Bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock, and toxic shock syndrome. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. Life-threatening cutaneous viral diseases. Life-threatening cutaneous fungal and parasitic diseases. Life-threatening stings, bites, and marine envenomations. Severe and acute adverse cutaneous drug reactions – I. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrosis. Severeand acute adverse cutaneous drug reactions – II. DRESS Syndrome, serum sickness- like reaction. Severe and acute complications of dermatologic therapies. Severe and acute allergic and immunologic reactions I: Urticaria, angioedema, mastocytosis, and anaphylaxis. Severe and acute allergic and immunologic reactions II. Other hypersensitivities and immune defects, including HIV. Graft versus host disease. Erythroderma/exfoliative dermatitis. Acute, severe bullous dermatoses. Emergencymanagement of purpura and vasculitis, including purpura fulminans. Emergency management of connective tissue disorders and their complications. Skin signs of systemic infections and other life-threatening systemic diseases. Skin signs of systemicneoplastic diseases and paraneoplastic cutaneous syndromes. Burn injury. Emergency dermatoses of the anorectal regions. Emergency management of sexually transmitted diseases and other genitourethral disorders. Emergency management of environmental skin disorders: Heat, cold, ultraviolet light injuries. Endocrinologic emergencies in dermatology. Emergency management of skin torture and self-inflicted dermatoses. Cutaneous signs of poisoning. Cosmetic complications. Life-threateningdermatoses in travellers. Information management.