Skin Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment

Hardcover (Print)


This is the first textbook linking the two disciplines of dermatology and infectious diseases. As the number of elderly, AIDS, transplant, and cancer surviving patients continues to rapidly increase worldwide, all medical personnel need to be able to rapidly recognize and treat infections. The skin is the most easily accessed and monitored of all organs and is often the first sign of infection. Knowledge of the integument's link to infection is a must for the modern medical nurse, nurse practitioner, medical student, resident, and practitioner. To accomplish these goals, the text features authors from around the world who are considered experts in their various fields of expertise. The book is organized into types of infections, locations in the integument, and specific subpopulations of patients at risk and regional variations of infections.

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'Not only should Skin Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment be in every medical and departmental library, but the practicing physician might consider this book as a top contender for his or her library.' Journal of the American Medical Association
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521897297
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/6/2009
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Hall, M.D., is an Associate Staff in Dermatology at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine. He is also a Primary Staff in the Department of Medicine (subspecialty dermatology) at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and Staff in Dermatology at the Kansas City Free Health Clinic.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Common Infections: 1. Common bacterial infections Tammie Ferringer; 2. Common viral infections Anne Marie Tremaine, Aron Gewirtzman, Brenda Bartlett, Natalia Mendoza, Alejandra Varela and Stephen K. Tyring; 3. Common fungal infections Elizabeth A. Cooper and Aditya K. Gupta; Part II. Less Common Infections: 4. Tuberculosis in the skin Sunil Dogra and Kumar Bhushan; 5. Leprosy Arturo P. Saavedra and Samuel L. Moschella; 6. Atypical mycobacteria Francesa Prignano, Caterina Fabroni and Torello Lotti; 7. Arthropod born infections Dirk M. Elston; 8. Deep fungal infections Paulo Ricardo Criado and Evandro Ararigboria Rivitti; 9. Parasitology Francisco G. Bravo; Part III. Infections in Selected Ecosystems: 10. Infections in the desert: eastern hemisphere and western hemisphere Joseph C. Pierson and David J. DiCaudo; 11. Infections in the tropics Paula Pereira Araujo, Sueli Coelho Carneiro and Marcia Ramos-e-Silva; 12. Aquatic dermatology Domenico Bonamonte and Gianni Angelini; Part IV. Infections in Selected Patient Populations: 13. Skin infections in HIV patients Joe Susa and Clay J. Cockerell; 14. Infections in organ transplant patients Daniela Kroshinsky, Jennifer Y. Lin and Richard Allen Johnson; 15. Cancer patients and skin infections John C. Hall; 16. Skin infections in pediatric patients Michelle R. Wanna and Jonathan A. Dyer; 17. Skin infections in the elderly Noah S. Scheinfeld; 18. Skin infections in the athlete Brian S. Adams; 19. Skin infections in diabetes mellitus Nawaf Al-Mutairi; Part V. Infections of Specific Skin-Associated Body Sites: 20. Infections of the scalp Shannon C. Harrison, Haydee Knott and Wilma Bergfeld; 21. Infections of the nail unit Claudine Pierard-Franchimont, Pascale Quatresooz and Gerald E. Peirard; 22. Infections of mucous membranes Alison J. Bruce, Julia S. Lehman and Roy S. Rogers; Part VI. Special Disease Categories: 23. Infections in skin surgery Jean-Michel Amic, Anne-Marie Rogues and Alain Taieb; 24. Venereal diseases Travis Vandergriff, Mandy Harting and Ted Rosen; 25. Life threatening skin infections Lisa A. Drage.

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