About this book
- Vast spectrum of thyroid-skin interactions brought together in one text
- Includes framework for the diagnosis and management of thyroid diseases
The interactions between the thyroid gland and the skin are of profound clinical importance in health and disease. Given the prevalence of thyroid disease worldwide, it is imperative that primary care physicians, endocrinologists, and dermatologists appreciate the scope of these associations so that thyroid disease may be diagnosed and treated expediently.
Thyroid Disorders with Cutaneous Manifestations is a single authoritative resource enabling physicians to comprehend the basic science, laboratory evaluation, epidemiology, and clinical aspects of thyroid diseases and their cutaneous manifestations. Specific disorders such as the thyroglossal duct cyst and cutaneous metastases, nonspecific features of the skin and its appendages seen in hyper- and hypothyroidism, and the multiple associations with other dermatologic and systemic diseases are all surveyed, while individual chapters are devoted to various syndromal diseases, such as alopecia in thyroid disease, thyroid dermopathy (pretibial myxedema) and the relationship of autoimmune thyroid disease to chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema.
Internationally recognized experts have contributed to this comprehensive text, with an unique "editorial perspective" written for each chapter by the Editors which offers a coherent thread to this book’s narrative so that the scope, complexity, and relevance of this text is further understood and appreciated.
- Residents and fellows in dermatology; primary care physicians, endocrinologists
Table of contents
Embryology and Anatomy of the Thyroid Gland.- Thyroid Hormone Physiology.- The Epidemiology and Classification of Thyroid Disorders.- The Laboratory Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease.- The Anatomic Evaluation of Thyroid Disease (Ultrasonography, Thyroid Scans, Fine Needle Aspiration).- The Thyroglossal Duct Cyst.- Thyroid Cancer and the Skin (Cutaneous Metastases).- Genetic Disorders with Thyroid and Cutaneous Manifestations (MEN 1, Cowden’s syndrome, McCune-Albright, etc).- The Cutaneous Manifestations of Hyperthyroidism.- The Cutaneous Manifestations of Hypothyroidism.- Pretibial Myxedema (thyroid dermopathy).- Alopecia and Thyroid Disease.- Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Thyroid Disease.- Dermatologic Disorders Associated with Thyroid Disease.- Potential Therapeutic Uses of Thyroid Hormone.