Skin Pharmacology and Toxicology

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  • Corrado L. Galli
  • Christopher N. Hensby
  • Marina Marinovich

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 181)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. M. Ponec
    Pages 53-75
  3. Hans Schaefer, Chris Hensby
    Pages 77-83
  4. David R. Bickers, Hasan Mukhtar
    Pages 85-97
  5. Martine Bouclier, Christopher N. Hensby, Daniel Cavey
    Pages 99-120
  6. Corrado L. Galli, Marina Marinovich
    Pages 165-179
  7. Fiona M. Cunningham
    Pages 193-203
  8. Mina Yaar, Barbara A. Gilchrest
    Pages 205-209
  9. Carlo Gelmetti
    Pages 243-255
  10. L. Andreassi, L. Donati, M. Malcovati, M. L. Tenchini, E. Trabucchi
    Pages 257-265
  11. A. Dooms-Goossens, J. Drieghe, H. Degreef, M. Dooms
    Pages 277-281
  12. Adele Sparavigna, Michele Setaro
    Pages 295-298
  13. Frank Van Pelt, Marion Stelling, Ine Hassing, Ruud Van De Heijden, Bas Blaauboer
    Pages 307-311
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 313-318

About these proceedings


Major skin diseases, including acne, psoriasis and eczcma, affect the majority of the population at some time in their lives. In general, these diseases are physically and psychologically disfiguring for the sufferers; furthermore, by their very chronic nature skin diseases, unlike most other disease processes, present both acute and chronic therapy problems. In addition, the chronic nature of these diseases can present certain economic problems. Firstly, chronic therapy is becoming increasingly expensive and secondly, patients adhering to a strict treatment regimen will frequently be absent from their gainful employment for either medical consultation or treatment. Given that in all NATO countries the average age of the population is continually increasing, these chronic skin diseases will increase in importance in the coming years. Furthermore, as the average population age increases, additional disease processes such as skin photodamage and carcinogenicity risk becoming major areas of therapeutic concern. This book reviews in detail the major scientific areas of interest for research and clinical scientists working in skin pharmacology and toxicology. The basic principles relating to an understanding of how drugs and chemicals may influence either the skin or the body as a whole are discussed in detail by recognized international scientific experts.


absorption contact dermatitis drug drug development lipide metabolism oncogenes psoriasis research skin disease sorption therapy toxicity toxicology xenobiotic

Editors and affiliations

  • Corrado L. Galli
    • 1
  • Christopher N. Hensby
    • 2
  • Marina Marinovich
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Centre International de Recherche Dermatologique (C.I.R.D.)ValbonneFrance

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