The updated second edition of Cutaneous Manifestations of Infection in the Immunocompromised Host is an invaluable reference for physicians and ancillary medical professionals involved in the care of patients with impaired immune systems due to cancer, chemotherapy, systemic steroids and other immunosuppressive drugs, HIV/AIDS or organ transplantation. This volume will help you recognize skin lesions and diagnose their infectious cause. Textbook features include:
* Over 350 color images demonstrating pathognomonic, atypical, rare and routine skin lesions
* Tables for differential diagnosis of different skin lesions in the immunocompromised host
* Complete coverage of infectious pathogens with the patterns of infection and the likely causes in different clinical settings (HIV/AIDS versus solid organ transplantation versus neutropenia post-chemotherapy versus bone marrow recovery post hematopoietic stem cell transplantation )
* New chapter discussing the role of viruses causing malignancies with cutaneous signs in the immunocompromised patient
Written by dermatologists, the new edition is an indispensable diagnostic tool intended for use by all clinicians who care for immunocompromised patients.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 309
Weight: 1129 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2012
From the reviews of the second edition:
"This is a comprehensive compilation of what is known about the entire spectrum of cutaneous infection in the immunocompromised host. ... this book is intended for any physicians who care for immunocompromised patients, including internists, transplant surgeons, infectious disease specialists, pediatricians, rheumatologists, and hematologist/oncologists. ... This book offers valuable information that is rarely presented in one place. It is a practical guide that can be used in daily practice and belongs in the library of any physician seeing immunocompromised patients." (Renata H. Mullen, Doody's Reviews, April, 2012)
"This book is intended to be a clinical dermatological manual. In this regard, the various sections are extremely and amply well illustrated. The photographs are in color, well illuminated, and focused beautifully for the characteristic lesion discussed to be easily identified. ... For physicians and allied care personnel involved in managing such patients, this book will visually complement standard textbooks of infectious diseases." (Donald C. Vinh, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 55, November, 2012)
"This book fills a niche which is not well covered in the clinical literature. ... It is targeted towards the more informed clinician who is used to managing immunosuppressed patients ... .There is no doubt that this book fills an important gap left in the larger textbooks on infectious diseases and for this, as an infectious diseases doctor, I welcome this volume and will undoubtedly find it useful." (Jon S. Friedland, Immunology News, November, 2012)
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