Photodermatology  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9780367453190
Published November 26, 2019 by CRC Press
496 Pages

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Book Description

Covering the entire array of photodermatological topics necessary to stand at the head of this
burgeoning discipline, this source contains expertly written chapters that offer recommendations
and guidelines from opinion-forming international authorities. Reviewing the entire range of
photodermatoses, as well as the management, treatment, identification, and assessment of these
conditions, this source includes discussions of narrow and broadband UVB, PUVA, photopheresis, UVA1 therapy, and photodynamic therapy, the principles and medical and cosmetic uses of lasers and similar sources, and appendices on phototesting, photopatch testing, and the development of phototherapy units to stand at the forefront of this burgeoning dermatological subject.

Table of Contents

History of Human Photobiology. Basic Principles of Photobiology. Radiation Sources and Interaction with Skin. The Molecular and Genetic Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure on Skin Cells. Photoimmunology. The Acute Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on the Skin. The Chronic Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on the Skin: Photoaging. The Chronic Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on the Skin: Photocarcinogenesis. The Epidemiology of Skin Cancer. Evaluation of the Photosensitive Patient. Polymorphic Light Eruption, Actinic Prurigo and Hydroa Vacciniforme. Chronic Actinic Dermatitis. Solar Urticaria. Drug and Chemical-Induced Photosensitivity. Drug and Chemical Photosensitivity: Exogenous.  Cutaneous Porphyrias. Xeroderma Pigmentosum and Other DNA Repair-Deficient Dermatoses. Photoaggravated Dermatoses. The Photoaggravated Dermatoses. Photoprotection. Novel Developments in Photoprotection. Public education in Photoprotection. Phototherapy with UVB, Broadband and Narrowband. UVA1 and Visible Light Phototherapy. Psoralen Photochemotherapy. Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy. Photodynamic Therapy. The Principles and Medical Applications of Lasers and Similar Radiation Sources in Dermatology. Lasers and Energy Sources for Skin Rejuvenation and Epilation. Laser Treatment on Ethnic Skin. Phototesting.  Photopatch Testing. Guidelines for Setting up a Phototherapy Referral Center.  Guidelines for Setting up a Laser Center.

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HENRY W. LIM is Chairman and C.S. Livingood Chair, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. The author and editor of numerous professional publications and books, including Photoaging (Informa Healthcare), he is a past president of the American Society for Photobiology and the Michigan Dermatological Society. He is the founder and past president of the Photomedicine Society, and the 2007 vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is the past editor-in-chief of Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photo-medicine. He received the M.D. degree (1975) from the Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn. HERBERT HONIGSMANN is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Honigsmann is the author of numerous scientific publications and several books, a past president of the International Union of Photobiology and the Austrian Society for Dermatology, and past secretary of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR). He received the M.D. degree (1968) from the University of Vienna, Austria. JOHN L. M. HAWK is Emeritus Professor and recent Head of the Photobiology Unit, St. John's Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas' Hospital and King's College, London. He has written multiple scientific papers, book chapters and several books, as well as being former editor of the journal, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. He is a founder in 1988 and past president of the British Photodermatology Group, served for many years as British Association of Dermatologists' press liaison officer, and is a founding committee member of the American Photomedicine Society, a member of the European Dermatology Forum, recent deputy president and Scientific Committee Chairman of the 2005 London European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress and past president of the Scientific Committee of the EADV. He received his medical degree from the University of Otag