About this book
- Complete and concise coverage of cutaneous emergencies
- Written by internationally recognized dermatologists
- Lavishly illustrated with charts and photographs
- Reader-friendly structure, with core messages and take-home pearls
- Clinically relevant for non-dermatologists as well as dermatologists
Since extensive dermatoses can be life threatening, it is important to recognize and treat skin emergencies rapidly. This book covers all cutaneous emergencies and life threatening dermatoses, as well as true and false emergencies in the dermatologic office. It provides treatment advice for the management of major life threatening dermatoses, such as severe infections, severe drug eruptions and bullous diseases. In addition, it describes the manifestations in acutely ill patients in the ICU, as well as severe cutaneous manifestations occurring during pregnancy, after sun exposure, in cold weather, as a result of extreme poverty, and in other situations. With diagnostic clues, reader-friendly charts and clinical photographs, this clinical guide will not only benefit the hospital-based dermatologist, but will also be a helpful guide for non-dermatologists, such as ER and ICU physicians.
Written for: General dermatologists as well as those working in the field of internal medicine, emergency room physicians, GPs, pediatricians and family practitioners
- anaphylactic shock
- drug reactions
- spider bites
Life Threatening Dermatoses: Purpura Fulminans. - Severe Infections of Soft Tissues Including Fasciitis and Diabetic Foot Infections.- Severe Staphylococcal Cutaneous Infections and TSS.- Erythroderma and Exfoliative Dermatitis.- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS; DIHS).- Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis- Auto Immune Bullous Diseases.- Rare Life Threatening Complications of Dermatoses.- Specific Context: Pregnancy.- Newborn and Infant.- Pediatric Patient.- Extreme Poverty in Industrial Countries.- Extreme Poverty in Countries of the "Third World".- Spider Bites and Other Noxious Animals.- Reactions to Cold.- Photodermatoses.- Migrants and Patients Coming Back from a Tropical or Subtropical Country.- Telemedicine in Skin Emergencies.- Skin Diseases in Bioterrorism.- Life Threatening Complications of Dermatologic Therapies.- Diagnostic Charts for the Skin Signs in the Acutely Ill Patient.