While considerable advances have been made in management of psoriasis in the last ten years, there is still no absolute cure, and no simple, safe, and invariably effective treatment. Therefore, the need for an up-to-date, authoritative, visually stunning, practical aid to diagnosis continues to be paramount for effective treatment of this disease.
Written by Lionel Fry, one of the world's most distinguished dermatologists, this completely revised second edition is a full update of the internationally acclaimed first edition of An Atlas of Psoriasis. Copiously illustrated in color, including new high quality visual imagery only recently available, the atlas highlights new treatment options such as light therapy and topical, systemic, and immunomodulatory drugs. Providing an authoritative review of psoriasis, the book is an essential reference for dermatologists, dermatopathologists, internists, and family physicians.
Table of Contents
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY
Human Leukocyte Antigens
Chromosome Loci and Possible Genes
Nature of the Antigen
Cellular Streptococcal Proteins
Evidence for M Protein Being the Antigen in Psoriasis
Evidence for Other Cell Wall and Membrane Peptides Being the Antigen in Psoriasis
Are the Effector T Cells in Psoriasis CD4 or CD8?
How Do the T Cells Enter the Skin?
The Innate Immune System
Age of Onset
SITES AND CLINICAL PATTERNS
Chronic Plaque Combined with Guttate Psoriasis
Psoriasis at Specific Sites
Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Generalized Pustular Psoriasis
Localized Pustular Psoriasis
Psoriasis of the Palms and Soles
Clinical Features in Peripheral Arthropathy
Relationship Between Skin Lesions and Arthropathy
Relationship Between Nail Involvement and Arthropathy
"In this slim but focused book, Professor Lionel Fry has captured all we need to know about eczema. …replete with diagrams, helpful reminders in illustrative form, and plenty of pictures of the many expressions of eczema. The teachings of the renowned Professor Fry are delightfully presented in both word and illustration."
-From the Foreword by Charles N. Ellis, MD, University of Michigan