ISBN 9788130914077,Encyclopedia of Skin And Skin Disorders

Encyclopedia of Skin And Skin Disorders



Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788130914077

ISBN-10 8130914077


Number of Pages 450 Pages
Language (English)

Diseases & disorders

Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders is the most comprehensive resource available on skin and skin disorders, as well as on a wide range of related topics, such as diseases, treatments, and helpful resources and organizations. More than 1,100 entries, many new and updated, present the latest information based on the most current research, including topics such as sun and the skin, skin cancer, acne treatment, current FDA approvals of new treatments, and remedies for wrinkled skin. Entries are written in a detailed, jargon-free style useful to general readers and professionals alike.

Other topics covered include
Accutane and suicide risks
Female- and male-pattern baldness
Botox (botulinum toxin) Beta hydroxy acids
Burn treatment and skin grafts
Chicken pox
Cosmetic Ingredient Review
Hair dye and cancer
Human papilloma virus
Malignant melanoma
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Sun Protection Factor (SPF) and sunscreen

Extensive appendixes include a list of cosmetic ingredients by type, cosmetic ingredients to avoid, a directory of skin-related organizations, a glossary of terms, and an extensive bibliography. Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders is the perfect one stop reference for information on the skin and skin-related health issues.

About the Authors
Carol Turkington is a medical writer and editorial consultant. She has contributed articles to Psychology Today, Parents Magazine, Current Health, Geriatrics, The Scientist and Pediatric Management, among other publications, and is the author of numerous books on human health, including, Encyclopedia of Fertility and Infertility, Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders and Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Dover, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., is clinical associate professor in the Department of Dermatology, Section of Dermatologic Surgery, at Yale University School of Medicine. He is also an adjunct professor of medicine (dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School and director of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He was recently chosen as one of the "Best Doctors of Boston" by Boston Magazine.

Table of Contents
Entries A to Z