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Skin Disorders in Migrants

Editors: Morrone, Aldo, Hay, Roderick, Naafs, Bernard (Eds.)

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  • Equips readers to diagnose and treat the skin diseases and conditions encountered in refugees and other migrants
  • Contains a wealth of high-quality illustrative material
  • Explains the circumstances that give rise to migration and their clinical relevance
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This richly illustrated book is a comprehensive guide to the dermatologic disorders that may be encountered in refugees and other migrants. It will equip readers to diagnose and treat a diverse range of skin diseases and conditions, including, but not limited to, infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, dermatologic manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases, dermatoses associated with malnutrition, pigmentary disorders, bullous diseases, connective tissue diseases, and benign and malignant cutaneous neoplasias. Attention is drawn to various neglected tropical skin diseases and to the characteristic signs of torture and genital mutilations. Helpful information is also provided on the significance of skin color and the relevance of ethnic and genetic factors. The clinical chapters are complemented by discussion of the circumstances that give rise to migration, such as poverty, war, and environmental conditions. This enables the reader to gain a more rounded understanding of patients’ circumstances that in turn will positively impact on patient care. This book will be of wide interest to dermatologists, whether experienced or in training, as well as to general physicians and researchers.

About the authors

Professor Aldo Morrone is Scientific Director of San Gallicano Dermatological Institute IFO IRCCS. Previous positions include President of the MIH Foundation – the Mediterranean Institute of Hematology in Rome, Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine of Migration, Tourism, and Tropical Dermatology at the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome. Professor Morrone founded the National Institute for Migration and Poverty in Italy (NIMP) and is past General Director of the San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome. He is a Vice President of the International Society of Dermatology and founding Editor of the International Journal of Health, Culture and Migration. His main clinical and research interests today are linked to his role as President of the International Institute of Social, Medical, and Anthropological Sciences (IISMAS), a non-governmental organization that undertakes clinical and scientific projects aimed at benefiting people residing in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. He is the author of over 600 scientific papers in national and international journals and more than 50 books on Transcultural Medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Tropical Dermatology.

Professor Roderick James Hay, BA, BM BCh, MRCP, DM, MA, MRCPath, FRCP, FRCPath, FMed Sci, is Emeritus Professor of Cutaneous Infection at Kings College London and Consultant Dermatologist at The London Bridge Hospital. He is also Emeritus Professor at Queens University Belfast. Dr. Hay is the former Chairman of The International Foundation for Dermatology, and was a member of the Board of the International League of Dermatology Societies from 2001-2015. He is a member (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 is section editor of Acta Dermatovenereologica (Infection). Dr. Hay is the recipient of many awards and honors.

Professor Bernard Naafs is consultant dermatologist for the Foundation Global Dermatology; visiting Professor at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre (RDTC), Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tumaini University, Moshi, Tanzania; Invited Professor at the Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL), Bauru, S.P., Brazil; visiting professor Department of Dermatology Ayder Referral Hospital University of Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia. He retired as Director of the Institute for Dermatology and Venereology “Polderma” Emmeloord/Steenwijk, the Netherlands. He has been Senior Consultant in Tropical Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology, Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands; and Senior Lecturer in Dermatovenereology at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Other previous appointments include Consultant Dermatologist, IJsselmeerziekenhuizen, Emmeloord/Lelystad, the Netherlands; Head of OPD Dermatology, Dijkzigt Hospital, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands;  Head of Leprosy Control, Ministry of Health, Harare, Zimbabwe; Acting Head of Allergy and Immunodermatology, Department of Dermatovenereology, Binnengasthuis (later Academic Medical Centre), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Clinical Research Physician at the All Africa Leprosy and Rehabilitation Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He received many rewards, among which the Eykman medal and was rewarded Knight of the Dutch Lion by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-37476-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-37475-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Skin Disorders in Migrants
Editors
  • Aldo Morrone
  • Roderick Hay
  • Bernard Naafs
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37476-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37476-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37475-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 245
Number of Illustrations
130 illustrations in colour
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