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Vitiligo

Author: Mauro Picardo; Alain Taïeb
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2010.
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Vitiligo is one of the most common cutaneous disorders. Great numbers of affected patients suffer from the high stigmatizing impact of this disease. Up to now, clinical guidelines for the treatment of vitiligo were non-existent. In order to fill this void, this textbook defines and gives a complete overview of the disease, both regarding the classification of differential diagnosis as well as the treatment. Written  Read more...
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Vitiligo.
Berlin : Springer, ©2010
(DLC) 2009929162
(OCoLC)605747101
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mauro Picardo; Alain Taïeb
ISBN: 9783540693611 3540693610
OCLC Number: 630057651
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 483 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Section 1: Defining the Disease --
1.1 Historical Aspects --
1.2 Clinical Overview --
1.2.1 Epidemiology, Definitions and Classification --
1.2.2 Histopathology --
1.3 Clinical Aspects --
1.3.1 Generalized Vitiligo --
1.3.2 Segmental Vitiligo --
1.3.3 Vitiligo Universalis --
1.3.4 Mucosal Vitiligo --
1.3.5 Halo Nevi and Vitiligo --
1.3.6 Hair Involvement in Vitiligo --
1.3.7 Non-Skin Melanocytes in Vitiligo --
1.3.8 Autoimmune/Inflammatory and Other Diseases Associated with Vitiligo --
1.3.9 Vitiligo and Immunodeficiences --
1.3.10 Inflammatory Vitiligo --
1.3.11 Rare Inherited Diseases and Vitiligo --
1.3.12 Vitiligo in Childhood --
1.3.13 Late-Onset Vitiligo --
1.4 Evaluation, Assessment and Scoring --
1.5 Quality of Life --
1.6 Natural History and Prognosis --
1.7 Defining the Disease: Editor8217;s Synthesis --
Section 2: Understanding the Disease --
2.1 Pathophysiology Overview --
2.2 Generalized Vitiligo --
2.2.1 Genetics --
2.2.2 Environmental Factors --
2.2.3 In Vivo Data --
2.2.4 Animal Models --
2.2.5 In Vitro Approaches --
2.2.6 Oxidative Stress --
2.2.7 Immune/Inflammatory Aspects --
2.2.8 Cytokines and Growth Factors --
2.2.9 Proopiomelanocortin and Related Hormones --
2.2.10 Other Hypotheses --
2.3 Segmental Vitiligo: A Model to Understand Vitiligo? --
2.3.1 Particular Clinical Characteristics of Segmental Vitiligo --
2.3.2 The Concept of Mosaicism Applied to SV --
2.3.3 The Neurogenic Hypothesis in Segmental Vitiligo --
2.3.4 Segmental Vitiligo: A Model for Understanding the Recapitulation of Repigmentation --
2.4 Editor8217;s Synthesis --
Section 3: Therapy --
3.1 Management Overview --
3.2 Topical Therapies --
3.2.1 Topical Corticosteroids --
3.2.2 Calcineurin Inhibitors --
3.2.3 Vitamin D Analogues --
3.3 Phototherapies --
3.3.1 PUVA and Related Treatments --
3.3.2 UVB Total Body and Targeted Phototherapies --
Microphototherapy --
3.4 Vitamins and Antioxidants: Topical and Systemic --
3.5 Systemic Treatments --
3.5.1 Corticosteroid Minipulses --
3.5.2 Other Immunosuppressive Regimen --
3.6 Empirical, Traditional, and Alternative Treatments --
3.7 Surgical Therapies --
3.7.1 Background and Techniques --
3.7.2 The Outcomes: Lessons About Surgical Therapy for Vitiligo in the Past Two Decades --
3.8 Combined Therapies for Vitiligo --
3.9 Camouflage --
3.10 Photoprotection Issues --
3.11 Depigmenting Agents --
3.12 Therapy Adapted for Age, Gender, and Specific Locations --
3.13 Psychological Interventions --
3.14 The Patient Perspective --
3.15 Evidence-Based Medicine Perspective --
3.16 Editor8217;s Synthesis and Perspectives.
Responsibility: Mauro Picardo, Alain Taïeb, eds.

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