Photodermatology: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


1st Edition

Edited by Henry W. Lim, Herbert Honigsmann, John L. M. Hawk

CRC Press

496 pages | 135 Color Illus. | 70 B/W Illus.

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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.


"Finally, a photomedicine textbook that not only has it all, but also does it all so very well. Photodermatology, edited by Drs Lim, Hönigsmann, and Hawk, covers the entire array of photodermatologic topics in 29 well-written, thoroughly researched, and amply referenced chapters. It is a comprehensive and amazingly current review of cutaneous photomedicine…" —Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, December 2007

This book can be highly recommended to photobiologists, dermatology residents, and dermatologists with an interest in photo- and laser-therapy (should be all dermatologists)… The high quality of this book positions it well to become the standard textbook of the field. This will help to firmly maintain Photodermatology right in the center of mainstream dermatology practice." —Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 2008

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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Basic and Clinical Dermatology

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology