By Michael R. Ardern-Jones, David J. Gawkrodger
This concise textbook of dermatology is geared toward scientific scholars, these getting ready for the MRCP and MRCGP examinations and expert nurses. the knowledge is gifted in a hugely obtainable layout, utilizing double web page spreads for every subject. broad use of color for either scientific photos and pix makes for an exceptional visual appeal. For overview for exam education key element packing containers are supplied. during this fourth variation large revision has been made to the contents to mirror adjustments within the figuring out of dermatological stipulations at a molecular point and the adjustments in medical perform. moreover using the net for dermatological details by means of either medical professionals and sufferers is reviewed.* details offered in effortless to entry double-page spreads.
* hugely illustrated with complete color pictures and graphics.
* precis containers for exam preparation.
* Covers the topic from easy molecular mechanisms via to the foundations of scientific and surgical treatment.
* provides references to net URLs for extra information.
* features a word list of dermatological terms.
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Infections. Details are given in Table 3. • Explain the treatment to the patient and preferably give a written handout; this aids compliance. g. to treat keloids). Certain disorders respond to phototherapy (p. 47). Iontophoresis is patient should apply. • Use the simplest treatmen t po ssibl e; patien ts easily get mixed up if they have several different topica l preparations to apply to different parts of the body. • Prescribe adequate amounts. Patients are often given too small quantities of their creams, "run out' a n d return to the clinic no better because the treatment h as bee n in adequate.
Certain disorders respond to phototherapy (p. 47). Iontophoresis is patient should apply. • Use the simplest treatmen t po ssibl e; patien ts easily get mixed up if they have several different topica l preparations to apply to different parts of the body. • Prescribe adequate amounts. Patients are often given too small quantities of their creams, "run out' a n d return to the clinic no better because the treatment h as bee n in adequate. 23 24 BASIC PRINCIPLES Epidemiology of skin disease Skin disease is very common.
Biologic agents are very effective but expensive (see p. 114). • Steroids: popular and effective but beware of side-effects. • Vitamin D analogues: clean and effective but may irr itate. • Coal tar. safe but messy and not very popular with patients. Complications Psoriasis may be complicated by arthropathy, erythroderma and the Koebner phenomenon (p. 28, Fig. 2). It is associated • Dithranol: effective, irritant, rather impractical for home use. • Keratolytics: useful for scalp disease combined with tar or sulphur.