1st Edition

Dermatological Emergencies

ISBN 9780815378075
Published July 3, 2019 by CRC Press
638 Pages 382 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

‘Dermatological Emergencies’ aims to cover aspects of situations and their management when they present in a Dermatology setup. This includes severe drug reactions, bullous disorders, erythroderma, infections, vasculitis and systemic emergencies presenting with skin signs. This book guides the reader to recognize such emergencies, helps to approach the initial phase of management, identifies the investigations, thus leading to a holistic management of the scene. Case scenarios are used in all chapters with logical flow of text, flowcharts, algorithms and representative clinical and laboratory images for better understanding of the readers.

Key Features

  • Details all dermatological emergencies
  • Discusses manifestation of these emergencies with unique algorithms and flowcharts
  • Examines case scenarios for first-hand experience
  • Consists of Do's and Don'ts for effective management of cases
  • Uses high quality clinical images for clarity

Table of Contents

A. Introduction to Dermatological Emergencies

    1. Dermatological Emergencies: What the term encompasses and what are the key features in their diagnosis? Indrashish Podder, Biju Vasudevan
    2. Acute Skin Failure- SS Vaishampayan, Suneel Singh Senger, Radha Ramesh Lacchiramani, Ankan Gupta
    3. Dermatological ICU: Concept and requirements- Sukriti Baveja, Anwita Sinha

  1. Severe Cutaneous Drug Reactions

    1. Steven Johnson Syndrome- Toxic epidermal necrolysis- Ramesh Bhat, Meryl Sonia Rebello
    2. Drug induced Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms- Rajesh Verma, Pradeesh
    3. Acute Generalised Exanthematous Pustulosis- Soumya Jagadeeshan
    4. Drugs causing cutaneous necrosis- Aneesh KP, Vijendran P
    5. Approach to Severe Cutaneous Drug Reactions- Shekhar Neema

  1. Bullous disorders

    1. Pemphigus vulgaris & Pemphigus foliaceus- Raghavendra Rao
    2. Paraneoplastic pemphigus- Nirmal B
    3. Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid- Dipankar De, Sheetanshu Kumar, Sanjeev Handa
    4. Bullous pemphigoid- Dipankar De, Sheetanshu Kumar, Sanjeev Handa

  1. Erythroderma

    1. Approach to Erythroderma- Lakshmi DV
    2. Psoriatic Erythroderma- Tarun Narang, Divya Kamat
    3. Eczema induced Erythroderma- Manjunath Hulmani, Srilakshmi N
    4. Drug induced Erythroderma- Anupama Bains, Saurabh Singh
    5. PRP induced Erythroderma- Ruby Venugopal, Lakshmi DV

  1. Pediatric emergencies- 1 (Neonatal)

    1. Neonatal Erythroderma- Aparna Palit, Arun C Inamadar
    2. Collodion baby and Harlequin Ichthyosis- Lakshmi DV, Sahana M Srinivas
    3. Sclerema Neonatorum- Swetha Mukherjee, Shekhar Neema

  1. Pediatric emergencies- 2 (Childhood)

    1. Epidermolysis bullosa- Sahana M Srinivas
    2. Ichthyotic disorders- Sahana M Srinivas
    3. Kasabach Meritt phenomenon- Sanjay Singh, Neetu Bhari

  1. Infections and infestations

    1. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome- Resham Vasani
    2. Toxic shock syndrome- Aseem Sharma, Madhulika Mhatre
    3. Cellulitis and Necrotising Fasciitis- Vikas Pathania
    4. Cutaneous manifestations of Sepsis- Aneesh KP, Mahashweta Das
    5. Viral infections- Anuradha KB
    6. Fungal infections- Madhu R, Pradeesh S, Hari Pankaj V
    7. Tropical infections and infestations- Anup Kumar Tiwary, Niharika Ranjan Lal, Piyush Kumar

  1. Vasculitis

    1. Small vessel vasculitis- Renu George, Ankan Gupta, Aswin M Nair
    2. Medium Vessel Vasculitis- Sujay Khandpur, Subuhi Kaul
    3. Vasculitis mimicks- Debdeep Mitra, Ajay Chopra, Neerja Saraswat
    4. Purpura fulminans- Rajan Kapoor, Dubey AP, Anuradha Monga
    5. Approach to purpura- Manas Chatterjee, Ruchi Hemdani

  1. Skin Malignancies presenting as emergencies

    1. Lymphomas and leukemias- Tanumay Roychowdhury
    2. Melanoma- Vidya Kharkar, Sujata MRL
    3. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis- Aradhana Sood, Deep Kumar Raman, Pankaj Das
    4. Hypereosinophilic syndrome- Preema Sinha, Sunmeet Sandhu

  1. Emergencies in Connective tissue disorders

    1. Lupus erythematosus- Vishalakshi Viswanath, Rashmi Modak
    2. Systemic sclerosis - Yasmeen Jabeen Bhat, Safiya Bashir
    3. Dermatomyositis- Iffat Hassan Shah, Saniya Akhtar
    4. Mixed connective tissue disorders & Sjogren’s syndrome- Vishal Gupta, Nidhi Kaeley

  1. Systemic emergencies presenting with dermatological signs

    1. Renal failure- GK Singh, NS Beniwal
    2. Gastrointestinal disorders- GK Singh, Kunal Ghosh
    3. Heart and skin- Aseem Sharma, Biby Chacko O, Madhulika Mhatre
    4. Pulmonary and neurological disorders- Jatinder Singh
    5. Endocrine disorders- Rajeshwari
    6. Dermatological Manifestations of poisoning– Nilendu Sarma, Sushila Hansda

  1. Psoriasis and related conditions

    1. Pustular Psoriasis- Santanu Banerjee, Neerja Saraswat
    2. Psoriatic arthritis- Arun Hegde, Rajesh Chilaka
    3. Reactive arthritis- Biju Vasudevan, Asmita Sinha

  1. Miscellaneous dermatological emergencies

    1. Graft versus host disease- Sandeep Arora, Sandeep Lal, Manasa Shettisara Janney
    2. Bites and stings- Ambresh Badad, Vinay Gera
    3. Angioedema and anaphylaxis- Vijay Zawar, Manoj Pawar
    4. Dermatological emergencies in Pregnancy- Riti Bhatia, Neirita, Ruby Bhatia

  1. Emergencies in Leprosy

    1. Lepromatous leprosy- Anupam Das
    2. Lepra Reactions- Tanmay Padhi
    3. Leprosy: Therapy related emergencies- GK Singh, Anuj Bhatnagar

  1. Emergencies in STD

    1. STD related emergencies- Leksmi Priya K, Afreen Ayub
    2. HIV related dermatological emergencies- Yogesh Marfatia S, Ruchi Shah J

  1. Procedure related emergencies

    1. Emergencies in dermatosurgery- Harish Prasad BR, Kusuma MR
    2. Cosmetological procedure associated emergencies- Rasya Dixit
    3. Emergencies due to Lasers and light based devices- Kumaresan M




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Dr Biju Vasudevan, MD (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology) from Armed Forces Medical College and FRGUHS (Dermatosurgery) from Bangalore Medical College is presently Professor at Base Hospital Lucknow and is a recognised post-graduate examiner of MUHS, KGMU and West Bengal University. He has 88 indexed publications (14 international), 30 Chapters in various books and is the Editor of the IADVL Colour Atlas of Dermatology, Clinical Correlations in Dermatology and Procedural Dermatosurgery textbooks. He has been a part of 8 research projects, has conducted 24 International/National/ State level quizzes, is on the editorial board of four journals and is presently the Deputy Editor of IJDVL. He has delivered about 76 guest lectures and conducted 8 workshops in various conferences. He has been the Organising/ Scientific secretary of 7 Conferences and has been awarded the young dermatosurgeon award by ACSI in 2017. He has been the past Joint Secretary of IADVL and his interests in dermatology includes vasculitis, connective tissue disorders, skin in systemic medicine and dermatosurgery.

Dr Rajesh Verma, MD (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy) from prestigious Armed Forces Medical College Pune, DNB(Dermatology & Venereology), MNAMS, is presently serving as Professor of Dermatology at Army College of Medical Sciences. He has earlier served as Professor and HOD in Departments of Dermatology at Armed Forces Medical College, Puneand Command Hospital, Lucknow. He was awarded gold medal by Pune University for standing first in MD Dermatology. He is a recognised post graduate teacher and examiner at MUHS, RGUHS, KGMU Lucknow and various other universities. He is passionate about teaching Dermatology to undergraduaes and postgraduates and has been PG guide for many postgraduates. He was awarded "Gaurav Sammaan" by Uttar Bhartiya Sangh, Pune for contribution in field of education in 2013 and "Teacher par Excellence" award by IADVL in 2014. He has been Vice President of IASSTD & AIDS in 2008 and Vice President of IADVL in 2014. He has contributed 20 chapters in various textbooks, published 70 papers, delivered more than 50 invited lectures and has been principal worker in 03 and co-worker in 07 completed research projects. He has organized 07 National level CME programs and conferences in Dermatology. His interests in Dermatology include dermatological emergencies, cutaneous drug reactions, vasculitis and pregnancy dermatoses.


This book provides dermatologists with diagnostic tips for recognizing potentially life-threatening skin diseases and potentially deadly medical conditions that may present with skin findings early in their course, The main strength of the book is that it makes readers aware of true emergencies that can occur with a given dermatologic condition. In the US, it is unusual to find a dermatologist who can manage critically ill patients as well as an intensivist, hospitalist, pulmonologist, or cardiologist. This book provides an overview of what can be needed for such critically ill patients that may present with skin involvement in addition to their multi system disease/failure.

Patricia Wong, MD(Private Practice)