1st Edition

Cutaneous Infection and Therapy

Edited By Raza Aly Copyright 1997

    This unique reference provides concise, single-source coverage of the clinical, research, and therapeutic aspects of dermatological problems associated with bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
    Introduces many novel antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral agents!
    Highlighting the molecular biology as well as risk - benefit ratios of new diagnostic and treatment modalities, Cutaneous Infection and Therapy

  • evaluates the role of antimicrobial soaps in personal hygiene and research on preoperative skin preparation and infection rates
  • discusses reasons for the reduced risk of infection using occlusive wound dressings
  • explains the epidemiology, presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of athlete's foot and fungal diseases of the scalp
  • presents new oral antifungals for the treatment of onychomycosis
  • examines the advantages and disadvantages of preparations to treat superficial fungal infections
  • addresses oral candidiasis in HIV infection and the resistance to antifungal therapy in AIDS patients
  • reviews the patterns of candidiasis in children and current approaches to antifungal therapy
  • covers the epidemiology, implications, and management of herpes in pregnant women and newborns
  • and much more!
  • Bacterial Infections

    Factors Modulating Cutaneous Flora, Raza Aly and Howard I. Maibach
    The Changing Spectrum of Streptococcal and Staphylococcal Infections, David S. Feingold
    Treatment of Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus Aureus, James E. Rasmussen
    Skin Infections with Gram-Negative Bacilli, William Charles Noble
    Recent Advances in Lyme Disease, Russell C. Johnson
    Antimicrobial Soaps: Their Role in Personal Hygiene, Bruce H. Keswick, Cynthia A. Berge, Robert G. Bartolo, and Deborah D. Watson
    Do Antiseptic Agents Reduce Surgical Wound Infections? Preoperative Bathing, Operative Site Preparation, and Surgical Hand Scrub, Edna K. Kretzer and Elain L. Larson
    Prevalence of Wound Infection Under Occlusive Dressings, Jerry J. Hutchinson
    Handwashing: A Ritual Revisited, Jacalyn L. Bryan, Jackie Cohran, and Elaine L. Larson

    Fungal Infections

    Pathogenesis of Dermatophytosis, Azer Rashid and M. D. Richardson
    Tinea Pedis: Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, Pathophysiology, and Therapy, Raza Aly
    Diagnosis and New Treatment in the Management of Onychomycosis, Robert L. Baran and Raza Aly
    Pharmacokinetics in Onychomycosis, Piet De Doncker
    Tinea Capitis, Ilona J. Frieden
    The Risk/Benefit Ratio of Modern Antifungal Pharmacological Agents, David T. Roberts
    Dermatophytes and Nondermatophytes: Their Role in Cutaneous Mycoses, Dennis E. Babel
    Superficial and Cutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis in Immunocompetent Patients, Michael R. McGinnis
    Pityriasis Versicolor: Current Treatments, Jan Faergemann
    Lessons from the AIDS Epidemic, Marcus A. Conant
    Oropharyngeal Candidiasis in HIV Infection, Deborah Greenspan
    The Clinical Impact of Antifungal Drug Resistance in Patients with AIDS, John R. Graybill
    Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Candidiasis in Children, Thomas J. Walsh

    Viral Infections

    Antiviral Drug Development for Herpesvirus Infections: History, Status, and Future of Antiviral Drugs, Richard J. Whitley
    Neonatal Herpes Simplex: Management of Mother and Infant, Charles G. Prober
    Current Treatment of Genital Warts, Geo von Krogh
    Herpes Simplex Virus Vaccines, David I. Bernstein
    Varicella Zoster Virus Neuralgia: Diagnosis and Treatment, Michael C. Rowbotham and Grace Forde
    Management of Herpes Simplex Labialis, Spotswood L. Spruance
    Cidofovir Therapy for Cutaneous Viral Infections, H. S. Jaffe and Brian William McGuire
    Background and Rationale for Prescription to Over-the-Counter Switch for Zovirax (Acyclovir) Capsules, Gray Davis, Edgar L. Hill, Theodore C. Spaulding, and Graham Darby
    Psychosocial Aspects of Genital Human Papillomavirus and Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Peggy Clarke
    Imiquimod: In Vivo and In Vitro Characteristics and Toxicology, Mark A. Tomai, Woubalem Birmachu, Marvin T. Case, John F. Gerster, Sheila J. Gibson, Linda M. Imbertson, Richard L. Miller, Michael J. Reiter, and Tamara L. Wagner
    Imiquimod in the Guinea Pig Model of Genital Herpes: An Antiviral and Adjuvant, David I. Bernstein and Christopher J. Harrison
    Acute Pain Associated with Herpes Zoster and Its Impact on Quality of Life: Shingles Is a Pain, David U. Himmelberger and Eva Lydick
    Second Generation Antiherpes Drugs: Valaciclovir and Famciclovir, Komal Chopra, Angella Glidden, Patricia Lee, and Stephen K. Tyring
    Interferons for Treatment of Genital Warts, Angella Glidden, Komal Chopra, Patricia Lee, and Stephen K. Tyring
    Genital Herpes Simplex Infection, Michael V. Reitano, Jerry O. Stern, and Charles Ebel


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