Copper and the Skin

By Jurij J. Hostynek, Howard I. Maibach

Contributors: Harold T. Michels, Roberto Milanino, Brenda J. Harrison, Frank Dreher

© 2006 – CRC Press

328 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849395321
pub: 2006-08-14
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About the Book

Copper is increasingly recognized for its possible role in the prevention and moderation of disease, as well as the treatment of a number of conditions including skin irritation, sensitization, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. This source reviews general principles of percutaneous penetration to clarify the mechanisms controlling anti-inflammatory activity, dermal sensitivity, and the absorption of copper compounds in the human body and the effects of these functions on healthy skin and human health.

Table of Contents

Copper and Copper Alloys. Corrosion Chemistry of Copper. Basics of Metal Skin Penetration: Scope and Limitations. Percutaneous Absorption of Copper. Diffusion of Copper Through Human Skin In Vivo. Irritation Potential of Copper Compounds. Copper Hypersensitivity. Copper in Medicine and Personal Care: A Historical Overview. The Role of Copper in Onset, Development, and Control of Acute and Chronic Inflammation. Copper Jewelry and Arthritis. The Role of Copper in Anti-Inflammatory Therapy and the Potential for Its Transdermal Application.

About the Series

Dermatology: Clinical & Basic Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED017000
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MED083000
MEDICAL / Rheumatology