Atlas of Geriatric Dermatology by Robert A. Norman

By Robert A. Norman

This is a complete, functional, densely illustrated diagnostic and healing consultant for all geriatric dermatology prone. The ebook contains 50 chapters and over six hundred colour photographs on issues starting from universal stipulations equivalent to basal cellphone carcinoma, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis to strange stipulations resembling angiosarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and porphyria cutanea tarda.

Sections include:

- Inflammatory stipulations (including touch dermatitis, alopecia, erythema multiforme, pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, porphyria, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrhea, urticaria, xerosis, and more)

- Infections (fungus, herpes simplex and zoster, scabies, lice, and warts)

- pores and skin symptoms in systemic ailment (skin tags, cutaneous metastases, xanthomas)

- neighborhood dermatoses (intertrigo, leg ulcers, strain sores)

- Benign tumors (chondrodermatitis, cysts, ganglion, fibrous papule, seborrheic keratoses, lentigines, and benign vascular lesions)

- Pre-malignant and malignant tumors (actinic keratoses, angiosarcoma, basal cellphone carcinoma, dermatofibroma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, intraepidermal neoplasia, Kaposi's sarcoma, keratoacanthoma, lentigo maligna, cutaneous lymphoma, Mycosis fiungoides, cancer, nevi and moles, and squamous telephone carcinoma)

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25. Norman R. Preventive dermatology. London: Springer; 2010. Part II Inflammatory Conditions 2 Contact Dermatitis Clinical Description Diagnosis In the elderly, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis presents as variable, patchy erythema, often without vesicles (in contrast to younger patients) but with pruritus and/or burning. Patch testing can be of value when properly performed [4, 5]. The site of contact dermatitis suggests possible causes. 1) Etiology and Pathophysiology Contact dermatitis is a generic term applied to acute or chronic inflammatory reactions to substances that come in contact with the skin.

Montagna W, Kirschner S, Carlisle K. Histology of sundamaged human skin. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1989;21:907. 12. Kligman AM, Lavker RM. Cutaneous aging: the difference between intrinsic aging and photoaging. J Cutan Aging Cosmet Dermatol. 1988;1:5. 13. Woodley DT, et al. Treatment of photoaged skin with topical tretinoin increases epidermal-dermal anchoring fibrils. JAMA. 1990;263:3057. 14. Tsuji T. Ultrastructure of deep wrinkles in the elderly. J Cutan Pathol. 1987;14:158. 15. Cohen LA, Fenske NA.

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