Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

Editor(s): Seung-Kyung Hann, James J. Nordlund, Aaron B. Lerner

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780632050710

Online ISBN: 9780470760116

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760116

About this Book

This monograph is a comprehensive expose of the disorder vitiligo. The book introduces the topic with a presentation about its cultural effects in the Middle East where vitiligo is exceptionally disabling to the affected person. Nehru as Prime Minister of India stated that vitiligo was a major impediment to the successful development of India. The book includes sections on the definition of vitiligo based on a consensus of world experts on vitiligo. There is a complete description of its clinical manifestations including the extracutaneous sites by world experts. Differentiation of vitiligo from other forms of depigmentation associated with malignancies is included with sufficient photographs to document differences. A section will present the physiological changes associated with depigmentation - a little known phenomena. The complete histology, differential diagnosis and animal models are major sections. The animal models are important in formulating theories about the causes of vitiligo. Most clinicians will find this section very informative. The book finishes with a thorough treatise on the principles of therapy.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: General Topics About Vitiligo

  2. Part II: Clinical Presentation of Vitiligo

  3. Part III: Pathogenesis of Vitiligo: Theories for Depigmentation

  4. Part IV: Treatment OF Vitiligo

  5. Part V: Topics Related to Vitiligo

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