© 2011

Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin

Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Management

  • Editors
  • Michael Hertl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Diseases

    1. Martin Röcken, Tilo Biedermann
      Pages 1-22
  3. Autoantibody Detection Using Indirect Immunofluorescence on HEp-2 Cells

  4. Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorders

    1. Michael Hertl, Rüdiger Eming
      Pages 33-63
    2. Giovanni Di Zenzo, Emmanuel Laffitte, Giovanna Zambruno, Luca Borradori
      Pages 65-95
    3. Christian Rose, Detlef Zillikens
      Pages 97-111
    4. Gene Kim, Mei Chen, Dafna Hallel-Halevy, David T. Woodley
      Pages 113-136
  5. Scleroderma

    1. Cristián Vera Kellet, Catherine H. Orteu, Jan P. Dutz
      Pages 137-172
    2. Nicolas Hunzelmann, Thomas Krieg
      Pages 173-191
  6. Lupus Erythematosus

    1. Michael Sticherling
      Pages 193-213
    2. Donna M. Pellowski, Jane E. Kihslinger, Richard D. Sontheimer
      Pages 215-241
  7. Dermatomyositis

    1. Ruth Ann Vleugels, Jeffrey P. Callen
      Pages 243-265
  8. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

    1. Reiji Kasukawa
      Pages 267-281
  9. Sjögren’s Syndrome

    1. Robert I. Fox, Carla M. Fox
      Pages 283-324
  10. Psoriasis Vulgaris and Arthopathica

    1. Arnd Jacobi, Jörg Christoph Prinz
      Pages 325-348
  11. Chronic Urticaria as an Autoimmune Disease

    1. Clive Grattan, Michihiro Hide, Malcolm W. Greaves
      Pages 349-372
  12. Lichen Planus, Lichenoid Eruptions and Cutaneous Graft-Versus-Host-Reaction

  13. Small Vessel Vasculitides

    1. Peter Lamprecht, Wolfgang L. Gross
      Pages 389-403
  14. Skin Manifestations of Rheumatic Diseases

    1. Camille Francès, Nicolas Kluger
      Pages 405-433
  15. Vitiligo

    1. Karin U. Schallreuter
      Pages 435-461

About this book


Autoimmune disorders of the skin remain an enigma for many clinicians and scientists not familiar with these mostly severe and chronic diseases. The book provides an overview and the latest information on the broad spectrum of cutaneous autoimmune disorders for clinicians, scientists and practitioners in dermatology, medicine, rheumatology, ENT, pediatrics and ophthalmology. The book is unique since it presents the state-of-the-art knowledge on pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and management of these disorders provided by the world experts in the field. The primary intention is to broaden the understanding of the pathophysiology of cutaneous autoimmune disorders and to provide a practical guide to how to identify and handle these conditions. The book is illustrated with many tables, illustrative figures and clinical color photographs. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and extended by chapters on paraneoplastic cutaneous syndromes, atopic dermatitis and autoimmunity and Skin manifestations of rheumatic diseases.


Autoimmunkrankheiten Dermatologie Hautkrankheiten Psoriasis Rheumatologie Skleroderma Urticaria autoimmunity dermatology psoriasis rheumatology scleroderma skin disorders urticaria

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