Photodermatology: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover


1st Edition

By James Ferguson, Jeffrey S Dover

CRC Press

160 pages | 278 Color Illus.

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The study of the biological effects of ultraviolet and visible light on the skin has expanded rapidly over the last 20 years, recognizing the clinical significance of light sensitive skin disorders. In this book the authors address all aspects of photodermatology by providing a clear straightforward introduction to these diseases, their investigation, diagnosis and management, including the use of lasers. Each light sensitive disorder and each type of phototherapy is supported by the principles of the underlying photophysics, chemistry and biology. Doctors, nurses and technicians all have an important role to play in the diagnosis of photodermatoses and in the administration of phototherapy. This concise, richly illustrated text provides them with valuable insights and a good working overview of the light related areas of dermatology.

Table of Contents


Elementary Photobiology and Photophysics

Phototest Equipment


Polymorphic Light Eruption

Hydroa Vacciniforme

Chronic Actinic Dermatitis

Solar Urticaria

Actinic Prurigo

Juvenile Springtime Eruption

Photoaggravated Dermatoses

Drug Induced Photosensitivity

Photoallergy/Photopatch Testing



Porphyrin Biochemistry: Laboratory Studies


The Cutaneous Porphyrias

Ultraviolet Phototherapy and Photochemotherapy of Skin Disease

Photodynamic Therapy

Laser-Tissue Interactions

Laser Therapy for Vascular Lesions

Laser Therapy for Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos

Ablative and Non-ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Hair Removal

Subject Categories

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