Clinical Cases in Dermatology

Clinical Cases in Phototherapy

Authors: Koo, John, Nakamura, Mio

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  • Contains real-life scenarios of patient cases in which phototherapy is an appropriate treatment option for the specific skin condition presented, followed by detailed discussion on management of these cases
  • Includes cases on various photo-responsive skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, chronic pruritus, prurigo nodularis, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides
  • Highlights difficult clinical cases such as adverse effects of phototherapy, when to avoid phototherapy, when patients start a photosensitizing medication, followed by discussion of management of these difficult cases
  • Discusses using phototherapy with other treatment modalities, such as systemic retinoids, other oral medications, biologic agents
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About this book

This case book will be based on real life scenarios of patient cases which have been encountered over several decades in one of the largest phototherapy centers in the United States. To our knowledge, there has not been anything similar published to date. By presenting various cases and how to manage such cases, we aim to educate dermatology trainees and practicing dermatologist who are trying to familiarize themselves with phototherapy. A recent study has shown that many dermatologists do not know how to administer phototherapy, and most graduating residents do not have adequate teaching and experience with administering phototherapy during their residencies. Therefore, the hope is that this book will fill a critical gap in the field of dermatology.

About the authors

Dr. John Koo is the former vice chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of California San Francisco. He is also the former director of the Psoriasis, Phototherapy, and Skin Treatment Center at UCSF, which is one of the largest phototherapy centers in the United States. Dr. Koo is an expert in the management of psoriasis with decades of experience in overseeing phototherapy for patients with psoriasis, as well as other photo-responsive skin conditions. He also oversees the Goeckerman program at UCSF. Dr. Koo has published various books on psoriasis treatments, including the series Mild to Moderate Psoriasis and Moderate to Severe Psoriasis, both of which include detailed chapters on phototherapy. Dr. Koo is known to be a key opinion leader and world expert in psoriasis.

Dr. Mio Nakamura is a psoriasis and clinical research fellow currently training under Dr. Koo. Dr. Nakamura currently assists in overseeing the phototherapy and Goeckerman units at UCSF. She is involved in clinical research for psoriasis, including a trial on a novel dosimetry protocol for Excimer laser.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51599-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51598-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Cases in Phototherapy
Authors
Series Title
Clinical Cases in Dermatology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51599-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51599-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-51598-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 200
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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