Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, by Martin Röcken, Tilo Biedermann (auth.), Prof. Michael Hertl

By Martin Röcken, Tilo Biedermann (auth.), Prof. Michael Hertl MD (eds.)

Autoimmune issues of the surface stay an enigma for plenty of clinicians and scientists no longer accustomed to those often critical and persistent ailments. The e-book offers an outline and the most recent details at the large spectrum of cutaneous autoimmune problems for clinicians, scientists and practitioners in dermatology, medication, rheumatology, ENT, pediatrics and ophthalmology. The booklet is exclusive because it offers the state of the art wisdom on pathophysiology, scientific prognosis and administration of those problems supplied by way of the area specialists within the box. the first goal is to increase the knowledge of the pathophysiology of cutaneous autoimmune issues and to supply a pragmatic advisor to the best way to determine and deal with those stipulations. The booklet is illustrated with many tables, illustrative figures and medical colour photos. the second one version has been prolonged by means of chapters on autoimmune pigmentary issues (vitiligo), hairloss (alopecia areata) and cutaneous signs of rheumatic disorders.

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