Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Management

Author: Sterry, Wolfram


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  • ISBN: 9780470657362
  • Author: Sterry, Wolfram
  • Publ Date: 2014-02-07
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 280
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: N02
  • ID - 194250

Table of Contents :

List of contributors, vii
Preface, ix
Part I: Epidemiology and economic aspects
1 Epidemiology and economic aspects, 3 Luigi Naldi, Simone Cazzaniga, and Giovanna Rao
2 Cost-effective psoriasis management, 11 Luigi Naldi, Simone Cazzaniga, and Giovanna Rao
Part II: Etiology and pathogenesis
3 Microscopic skin alterations, 21 Kerstin Wolk, Hans-Joachim Rowert-Huber, and RobertSabat
4 Pathogenesis of psoriasis, 28 Robert Sabat and Kerstin Wolk
5 Genetics of psoriasis, 49 Ellen Witte and Robert Sabat
Part III: Clinical features/diagnostic procedure
6 Plaque psoriasis, 57 Wolfram Sterry
7 Gutatte psoriasis, 76 Wolfram Sterry and Frank Bachmann
8 Erythrodermic psoriasis, 81 Wolfram Sterry
9 Pustular psoriasis, 84 Sandra Philipp
10 Nail psoriasis, 93 Sandra Philipp
11 Psoriatic arthritis, 98 Marina Backhaus
12 Mucosal presentation of psoriasis, 108 Georgios Kokolakis
13 Psoriasis in different life situations, 112 Sandra Philipp
Part IV: Evaluation of disease severity
14 Evaluation of disease severity clinical scores andquestionnaires, 129 Frank Bachmann
Part V: Psoriasis and associated diseases
15 Psoriasis and associated diseases, 143 Steven M. Nwe and Kenneth B. Gordon
Part VI: Therapeutic management
16 Therapeutic aim of psoriasis therapy, 161 Sandra Philipp
17 Treatment of plaque psoriasis, 163
Topical therapy of psoriasis, 163 Knud Kragballe
Phototherapy and photochemotherapy, 175 Erhard Holzle
Classical systemic treatments, 184 Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof
Biologics, 197 Sandra Philipp
18 Special therapeutic aspects, 214 Wolfram Sterry
19 Combination treatments, 221 Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof
20 Optimizing adherence to treatment, 228 Frank Bachmann
21 Psoriasis therapy in children, 233 Sandra Philipp
22 Therapy of psoriasis during pregnancy, 241 Sandra Philipp
23 Recent and future developments in targeted therapy, 249 Caitriona Ryan and Alan Menter
Index, 268


Practical and user-friendly, this is the ideal guide to thediagnosis and treatment of psoriasis, helping you navigate alogical management pathway through a complex maze ofpossibilities. Psoriasis is a cruel disease that can seriously affect thesufferer s quality and length of life. It is also highlyidiosyncratic, with features that vary greatly from patient topatient; this being mirrored in the highly variable response totreatment. It is increasingly recognized that psoriasis is not adiscrete disease and that many patients suffer two or threecomorbid conditions that can complicate the efforts of doctorstreating patients. Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Management will providedermatologists of all levels with a practical, well-illustratedapproach to fully understanding the disease, including clear,clinical guidance to enable best-practice and effective managementof patients. In full color throughout and excellently illustrated, keyhighlights include: * easily understandable description of the psoriasispathogenesis; * a strong emphasis on the clinical features of psoriasis; * careful consideration of comorbid conditions as part of thepsoriatic spectrum to be managed; * coverage of both traditional and contemporary managementapproaches; * plenty of diagnostic algorithms and management protocols to aidthe daily practical care of patients.

Brought to you by several of the world s leadingauthorities on the subject, Psoriasis: Diagnosis andManagement is an essentialpurchase for the dermatologist.


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