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Cutaneous Infection and Therapy

1st Edition

Edited by Raza Aly

CRC Press

512 pages

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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!
  • Table of Contents

    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

    About the Series

    Basic and Clinical Dermatology

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / General
    MEDICAL / Dermatology