Common Skin Diseases in Children: Diagnosis and Management
ISBN/ASIN: 9783642624179,9783798519664 | 2003 | English | pdf | 167/161 pages | 56.6 Mb
Publisher: Steinkopff-Verlag Heidelberg | Author: K. Strom (auth.), Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Dietrich Abeck, Walter Burgdorf MD, Prof. Dr. med. Hansjoerg Cremer (eds.) | Edition: 1
This book presents the most common skin diseases of children, which account for more than 90% of the presenting cases. In each chapter, the differential diagnostic possibilities are shown in a table where the most important distinguishing features are summarized. Treatment is presented in considerable detail, reflecting the current literature as well as the clinical experience in two large German pediatric dermatology clinics. The scientific names of all recommended medications are given so that the book can be used by readers around the globe, rather than just those with access to European medications. Tips are included for the treating physician on how to best tailor the various therapy regimens and anticipate the course of the disease. Recent advances in dermatologic therapy including tacrolimus, pimecrolimus, and imiquimod are included. The appendix contains detailed practical information on the choice of an appropriate vehicle, as well as on antibiotics, antihistamines, and topical corticosteroids.