Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin

Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin

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Autoimmune disorders of the skin remain an enigma for many clinicians and scientists not familiar with these mostly severe and chronic diseases. The book provides an overview and the latest information on the broad spectrum of cutaneous autoimmune disorders for clinicians, scientists and practitioners in dermatology, medicine, rheumatology, ENT, pediatrics and ophthalmology. The book is unique since it presents the state-of-the-art knowledge on pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and management of these disorders provided by the world experts in the field. The primary intention is to broaden the understanding of the pathophysiology of cutaneous autoimmune disorders and to provide a practical guide to how to identify and handle these conditions. The book is illustrated with many tables, illustrative figures and clinical color photographs. The second edition has been extended by chapters on autoimmune pigmentary disorders (vitiligo), hairloss (alopecia areata) and cutaneous symptoms of rheumatic disorders.

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Published 01 January 2005
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EAN13 3211273778
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Language English

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Contents
List of Contributors.................................................................................................................. XIII
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Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Disease (Martin Röcken and Tilo Biedermann) ...........
Epidemiology of Autoimmune Skin Disorders (Berthold Rzany and Niels Weller) ..............................................................................................................
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Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorders 3.1 Pemphigus (Michael Hertl) ..................................................................................... 45 3.2 Bullous Pemphigoid: Clinical Features, Diagnostic Markers, and Immunopathogenic Mechanisms (Emmanuel Laffitte and Luca Borradori)......................................................................................................... 71 3.3 Dermatitis Herpetiformis Duhring (Christian Rose and Detlef Zillikens95) ............ 3.4 Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita (Mei Chen, Dafna Hallel-Halevy, Celina Nadelman and David T. Woodley109) .............................................................
Scleroderma 4.1 Localized Scleroderma (Catherine H. Orteu and Jan P. Dutz) ............................. 133 4.2 Progressive Systemic Scleroderma (Nicolas Hunzelmann and Thomas Krieg165) ..........................................................................................................
Lupus Erythematosus 5.1 Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (Michael Sticherling) ........................ 183 5.2 Subacute Cutaneous and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Donna M. Pellowski, Jane E. Kihslinger and Richard D. Sontheimer)................ 203
Dermatomyositis (Jeffrey P. Callen) ................................................................................ 229
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (Reiji Kasukawa245) .....................................................
Sjogren’s Syndrome (Robert I. Fox and Ichiro Saito261) .....................................................
Psoriasis Vulgaris and Arthopathica (Jörg Christoph Prinz) ......................................... 291
10 Chronic Urticaria as an Autoimmune Disease (Michihiro Hide and Malcolm W. Greaves) ....................................................................................................... 309
11 Lichen Planus, Lichenoid Eruptions and Cutaneous GraftVersusHostReaction (Miklós Simon Jr.) ............................................................. 333
12 Small Vessel Vasculitides (Peter Lamprecht and Wolfgang L. Gross).......................... 349
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Vitiligo (Karin U. Schallreuter) ...................................................................................... 367
Alopecia areata (Pia Freyschmidt-Paul, Kevin McElwee and Rolf Hoffmann)............. 385
Novel Therapeutic Approaches in Autoimmune Skin Disorders (Sybille Thoma-Uszynski and Rüdiger Eming421) ...............................................................
Subject Index........................................................................................................................... 457