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Chemical Skin Injury

Mechanisms, Prevention, Decontamination, Treatment

Maibach, Howard I., Hall, Alan (Eds.)

2014, X, 241 p. 259 illus., 219 illus. in color.

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  • The only comprehensive work specifically on chemical skin injuries
  • Differentiates between chemical skin injury and thermal skin burns
  • Focuses on particular situations, such as injuries caused by commonly used chemicals
  • Describes effective preventive measures
  • Explains how to prevent or mitigate the effects of chemical skin exposures in industrial settings

This book provides an up-to-date, compact but comprehensive review of chemical skin injuries, differentiating them from thermal skin burns. After an introductory chapter on the history of chemical skin injuries and the scope of the problem, the anatomy, histology, physiology, and immunology of normal skin are described. Mechanisms involved in chemical penetration of normal skin are explained, and the effects of damaged skin on chemical penetration are analyzed. The remainder of the book discusses a variety of clinically relevant aspects, such as the different forms of chemical skin injury, including injuries that arise during skin peeling or due to hair products; preventive measures; emergency treatment; rinsing therapy; medical and surgical treatment; and the importance of providing relevant information to workers. The role of predictive toxicology is also considered.

Chemical Skin Injury:  Mechanisms, Prevention, Decontamination, Treatment is an ideal resource for readers who want to understand chemical skin injury, to put preventive measures in place, and to respond appropriately should a chemical skin injury occur.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Chemical cutaneous injury - Corrosive chemicals - Damaged skin - Irritant chemicals - Oxidizers-reducing agents

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Dermatology - Internal Medicine

Table of contents 

Skin in the Past and in the Modern Times.- Normal Skin Aspects.- Molecular Dimension of Skin Chemical Aggression.- Damaged Skin.- Practical Aspects of Skin Chemical Exposure and Management.

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