This book is a collection of six chapters that includes an initial
chapter on the site selection of a skin biopsy that optimizes diagnosis of
various dermatological diseases and in many instances it is a therapeutic
intervention and is useful in monitoring the response to therapy. The following
five chapters encompass the application and role of skin biopsy to the overall
diagnosis of certain conditions such as non-scarring and scarring alopecia,
Langerhan cell neoplasms, severe cutaneous adverse reactions, pemphigus vulgaris
and foliaceus, and oral lichen planus.
Aim of this book is to
provide the dermatologist with a sound base of clinical wisdom and key
scientific findings to make an accurate diagnosis and management plan. Topics
covered includes: Epidemiology of Contact Dermatitis, Animal Models of Contact
Dermatitis, Keratinocytes, Innate Immunity and Allergic Contact Dermatitis,
Topical Delivery of Haptens: Methods of Modulation of the Cutaneous Permeability
to Increase the Diagnosis of Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Dental Metal Allergy,
Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Children and Contact Dermatitis in Children.
The purpose of this book is to
present a comprehensive analysis of Psoriasis, a disease that affects
approximately 2-3% of humanity in all countries. Psoriasis existence is surveyed
since the clay tablets of Assyrians and Babylonians 3.000-5.000 years ago, thru
the middle ages, the renaissance, XIX and XX centuries.