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Antibiotic and Antifungal Therapies in Dermatology

Editors: Olafsson, Jon Hjaltalin, Hay, Roderick James (Eds.)

  • Up-to-date information on treatment of the most common and some unusual bacterial, fungal, and protozoal skin infections
  • Clear lists of symptoms, treatments, and practical tips
  • Helpful graphics
  • Handy, and ideal for quick reference ​
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About this book

This book is an up-to-date practical guide to the treatment of both common and unusual bacterial, fungal, and protozoal skin infections. Antibiotics and other treatment options for common skin diseases such as acne, rosacea, erysipelas, and impetigo are extensively discussed, and a thorough update is provided on therapies for fungal infections in the nails, hair, and skin. Current treatments for skin symptoms associated with sexually transmitted diseases are also explored in detail. A range of mycobacterial infections are discussed, and a further chapter considers the treatment of protozoal infections, including leishmaniasis, which are often unfamiliar to practitioners in the Western world. This handy book, with its helpful graphics and clear lists of symptoms, treatments, and practical tips, will be an ideal quick reference for the busy practitioner.

About the authors

Jón Hjaltalín Ólafsson, MD, PhD, gained his medical degree from the University of Iceland in 1976 and became a licensed specialist in dermato-venereology in 1982. In 1985 he was awarded his doctorate by the University of Göteborg, Sweden for a thesis entitled “Systemic Mastocytosis in Adults”, which was published as a supplement in Acta Dermato-Venereologica. Since 1987 Dr. Ólafsson has been an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at the University of Iceland. He served as a board member of The Nordic Society of Dermato-Venereology from 1989 to 2008 and of the European Academy of Dermatology-Venereology from 1997 to 2005. Dr. Ólafsson was also a member of the Dermatology board of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes between 2001 and 2009. He has published widely, with more than 70 articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals.

Roderick James Hay, BA, BM BCh, MRCP, DM, MA, MRCPath, FRCP, FRCPath, FMed Sci, is Professor of Cutaneous Infection at Kings College London and Consultant Dermatologist at Kings College NHS Trust. He is also Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Emeritus Professor at Queens University Belfast. Dr. Hay is Chairman of The International Foundation for Dermatology, of which he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1997. He is also Chair (for Dermatology) of the Global Burden of Disease Project and is a past President of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Society for Medical Mycology, and the European Confederation of Medical Mycology. He is past Editor of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology and has been Section Editor for the Journal of Infection (Mycology) and Acta Dermatovenereologica (Infection). Dr. Hay is the recipient of many awards and honors.

Reviews

“This is the most current and comprehensive book on treating fungal hair, nail, and skin infections. Treatment for leishmaniasis and common bacterial infections are also covered. The book reviews the mechanisms of action for various antibiotics and antifungal drugs and makes recommendations for drug dosing and length of treatment for treating various bacterial and fungal skin infections. The purpose is to provide a scientific and practical resource for choosing antibacterial and antifungal therapies. The audience is all medical practitioners.” (Patricia Wong, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Common Skin Bacterial Infections

    Ingen-Housz-Oro, S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Antibiotics in the Management of Acne

    Layton, Alison M.

    Pages 21-40

  • Antimicrobial Treatment of Rosacea

    Zouboulis, Christos C. (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • Venereal Disease I: Syphilis

    Tschachler, Erwin (et al.)

    Pages 57-68

  • Venereal Disease II: Chlamydia trachomatis Infection, Gonorrhoea

    Tiplica, George-Sorin (et al.)

    Pages 69-80

Buy this book

eBook £111.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39424-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £139.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39422-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £139.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81884-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antibiotic and Antifungal Therapies in Dermatology
Editors
  • Jon Hjaltalin Olafsson
  • Roderick James Hay
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39424-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39424-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39422-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81884-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 345
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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