Chapter 1. Skin Disease in Perspective

  1. Richard P. J. B. Weller MD, FRCP (Edin) Senior Lecturer1,
  2. John A. A. Hunter OBE, BA, MD, FRCP (Edin) Professor Emeritus of Dermatology2,
  3. John A. Savin MA, MD, ChB, FRCP, DIH Former Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Mark V. Dahl BA, MD Professor of Dermatology former Chairman Professor Emeritus4,5

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch1

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Weller, R. P. J. B., Hunter, J. A. A., Savin, J. A. and Dahl, M. V. (2008) Skin Disease in Perspective, in Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK

  4. 4

    College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146630

Online ISBN: 9781444300086

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Keywords:

  • skin disease - prevalence and impact;
  • internal and external factors in skin diseases;
  • skin disorder impact;
  • skin conditions ruining quality of life;
  • hand dermatitis and earning capacity disfunction;
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis and cutaneous malignancies;
  • depression and itching perception;
  • inflammatory skin disease and normal skin function disruption

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The many roles of the skin

  • Prevalence of skin disorders

  • Impact of skin disorders

  • Further reading