Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Skin Diseases Virendra N Sehgal
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1Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Skin Diseases2
3Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Skin Diseases
Fifth Edition
VIRENDRA N SEHGAL MD FNASC FAMS FRAS (London) Consultant/Practicing Dermatovenereologist Sehgal Nursing Home Dermatovenereology (Skin/VD) Center Azadpur New Delhi India
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Skin Diseases
First Edition: 1987; Second Edition: 2004; Third Edition: 2010; Fourth Edition: 2015
Fifth Edition: 2016
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5Dedicated to
Dermatologic Practice6
7Preface to the Fifth Edition
The success of the previous edition was encouraging enough to warrant enlarging of the current contents to meet the increasing requirements of the audience. Accordingly, the contents of Chapter 3 (Drugs that may Cause Specific Side Effects) are updated by incorporating the definitions of Specific Dermatoses, which may accrue as adverse effects following administration of drug(s) bearing generic and/or brand name in order to facilitate to counter them by appropriate measures, including immediate withdrawal of the incriminating drug(s). The volume of Chapter 5 (Drugs Formulary of Dermatological Preparations) has also been increased by the inclusion of a few recent and a new drug formulary. A new Chapter 6 (Biologics: Therapeutic Applications), an upcoming fascinating subject, has been added to enrich the existing drug choices for various dermatoses. Their indications, the generic and the brand names along with their doses and modes of administration are highlighted. And emphasis on their adverse effects has been vividly outlined as an alert.
Emergency Dermatology too has been given attention, and new chapters on Erythroderma and Angioedema have been included emphasizing their diagnostic criteria and management strategies.
Recommended Reading is an important inclusion to enrich the text by selected references designed according to the PubMed pattern and Research Gate.
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9Preface to the First Edition
Understanding of drug therapy in the specialty of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, in particular, is paramount for practitioners, who have been responsible for managing most of these patients. Common skin diseases are not difficult to diagnose. Their treatment, however, may be a handicap. An endeavor in preparation of the present Dermatologic Drug Directory has been made to bring together scattered information on their management under this caption, in order to facilitate the family physicians. Commonly used systemic and topical drugs, their availability, dosages, side/untoward effects and contraindications may provide a ready reference and meet the growing needs of the family physicians, medical students, resident doctors and also specialists absorbed in alleviating dermatosis, venereal diseases and leprosy.
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