There are many emergencies that the dermatologist needs to address and many cutaneous diseases in the emergency room that require rapid dermatologic consultation. The dermatologist is frequently the ﬁrst physician to examine such patients before a hospital admission and also the ﬁrst to identify a critical situation, stabilize the patient, and choose urgent and appropriate intervention. Both the practicing dermatologist and the emergency physician will benefit from the revised and updated edition of this text from top international dermatologists, enabling them to hone their diagnostic skills, expand their knowledge and understanding of pathologic events, and learn treatment options available for acute life-threatening skin diseases in this complicated and multifaceted ﬁeld.
Table of Contents
Cell injury and cell death. Clean and aseptic technique at the bedside. New antimicrobials. Immunomodulators and the "Biologics" in Cutaneous Emergencies. Critical care: stuff you really, really need to know. Acute skin failure. Dermatological emergencies in neonatal medicine. Necrotizing soft-tissue infections. Life-threatening bacterial skin infections. Bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock, and toxic shock syndrome. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. Life-threatening cutaneous viral diseases. Life-threatening cutaneous fungal and parasitic diseases. Life-threatening stings, bites, and marine envenomations. Severe and acute adverse cutaneous drug reactions – I. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrosis. Severe and acute adverse cutaneous drug reactions – II. DRESS Syndrome, serum sickness- like reaction. Severe and acute complications of dermatologic therapies. Severe and acute allergic and immunologic reactions I: Urticaria, angioedema, mastocytosis, and anaphylaxis. Severe and acute allergic and immunologic reactions II. Other hypersensitivities and immune defects, including HIV. Graft versus host disease. Erythroderma/exfoliative dermatitis. Acute, severe bullous dermatoses. Emergency management of purpura and vasculitis, including purpura fulminans. Emergency management of connective tissue disorders and their complications. Skin signs of systemic infections and other life-threatening systemic diseases. Skin signs of systemic neoplastic diseases and paraneoplastic cutaneous syndromes. Burn injury. Emergency dermatoses of the anorectal regions. Emergency management of sexually transmitted diseases and other genitourethral disorders. Emergency management of environmental skin disorders: Heat, cold, ultraviolet light injuries. Endocrinologic emergencies in dermatology. Emergency management of skin torture and self-inflicted dermatoses. Cutaneous signs of poisoning. Cosmetic complications. Life-threatening dermatoses in travellers. Information management.
I have not seen a book cover this specific topic before and it does it very well...It is well written and as would be expected from a dermatology book, contains high quality illustrations. I would suspect that a full time dermatologist would be interested in owning this excellent book. The price also includes access to an electronic version and all you have to do is rub off the covering on the inside front cover to obtain access to the code. This adds to the usefulness of an interesting and educational book and I am sure if you are involved in the management of a patient who has an emergency dermatology issue, then this book could be very helpful indeed
Dr Harry Brown, Glycosmedia