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Aquatic Dermatology

  • Gianni Angelini
  • Domenico Bonamonte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 1-4
  3. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 5-11
  4. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 13-58
  5. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 59-72
  6. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 73-79
  7. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 81-84
  8. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 85-88
  9. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 89-98
  10. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 99-114
  11. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 115-134
  12. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 135-146
  13. Gianni Angelini, Domenico Bonamonte
    Pages 147-163
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 165-174

About this book

Introduction

Skin diseases caused by aquatic organisms are continually on the increase owing to the great number of people who now converge on the hydrosphere for holidays, sports and professional activities. Aquatic skin diseases are no longer only a seasonal affliction but can be observed at any period, thanks to the tourist boom promoting aquatic holidaymaking throughout the year. This book aims to contribute to the knowledge of some aquatic animals that have only developed a poisonous apparatus to protect themselves and adapt to their environment, as well as of the various clinical pictures induced by different pathogenic mechanisms. Besides the afflictions caused by biotoxins, skin reactions to microscopic organisms present in seawater, freshwater, swimming pools and aquariums are described, together with some non-biotic forms induced by direct contact with salt and freshwater. A better knowledge of the aquatic environment may help people to enjoy this enthralling habitat at lesser risk.

Keywords

Aquatic accidents Dermatology Hydrosphere Marine biology Occupational aquatic dermatology algae

Authors and affiliations

  • Gianni Angelini
    • 1
  • Domenico Bonamonte
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Unit of DermatologyUniversity of BariItaly

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