Recent Advances in Dermatology 1
Recent Advances in Dermatology 1Shirin Zaheri BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCP PGCME Consultant Dermatologist & Senior Honorary Lecturer Charing Cross Hospital Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London, UK Iaisha Ali MB ChB MRCP MSc Consultant Dermatologist HCA Harley Street Clinic London, UK
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For over 50 years the Recent Advances series has provided timely reviews on topics of current interest across a number of medical specialties. This is the first title in the series to cover dermatology. Our specialty has witnessed enormous changes in the last few years and made quantum leaps in terms of new treatments, especially with the advent of biologics. Evidence generated from high quality research has underpinned major changes in clinical practice and accentuated the need for up-to-date information sources.
This volume has been written to reflect these changes and highlights key advances in the management of eczema, genital dermatology and urticara, to name a few. It is not intended to be an exhaustive textbook, but a primer which provides up-to-date, evidence-based information and guidance for clinicians involved in the care of patients with dermatological conditions. We have written this book primarily as an update for trainees wishing to keep abreast of important advances prior to membership and fellowship exams. The chapters, distilled from existing published research, have been written by well-established clinicians in their field of expertise. We hope you find this first volume in the Recent Advances in Dermatology series a useful resource for learning and clinical practice.
The editors and publishers are very grateful to all the authors for their hard work. We thank our families, friends and colleagues for their invaluable support and patience during the writing of this book.
I would like to dedicate this book to my beloved brother in law, Mahmoud Honardoost (1960-2007). He always told me ‘the world is your oyster’ and you could achieve anything if you set your mind to it.
I would like to dedicate this book to my patients who have made my work as a dermatologist worthwhile. I learn something new every day