Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin

Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Management

  • Michael Hertl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Martin Röcken, Tilo Biedermann
    Pages 1-23
  3. Berthold Rzany, Niels Weller
    Pages 25-44
  4. Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorders

    1. Michael Hertl
      Pages 45-69
    2. Christian Rose, Detlef Zillikens
      Pages 95-108
    3. Mei Chen, Dafna Hallel-Halevy, Celina Nadelman, David T. Woodley
      Pages 109-132
  5. Scleroderma

    1. Catherine H. Orteu, Jan P. Dutz
      Pages 133-163
    2. Nicolas Hunzelmann, Thomas Krieg
      Pages 165-182
  6. Lupus Erythematosus

    1. Michael Sticherling
      Pages 183-202
    2. Donna M. Pellowski, Jane E. Kihslinger, Richard D. Sontheimer
      Pages 203-228
  7. Jeffrey P. Callen
    Pages 229-244
  8. Reiji Kasukawa
    Pages 245-260
  9. Robert I. Fox, Ichiro Saito
    Pages 261-289
  10. Jörg Christoph Prinz
    Pages 291-308
  11. Michihiro Hide, Malcolm W. Greaves
    Pages 309-332
  12. Peter Lamprecht, Wolfgang L. Gross
    Pages 349-365
  13. Karin U. Schallreuter
    Pages 367-384
  14. Pia Freyschmidt-Paul, Kevin McElwee, Rolf Hoffmann
    Pages 385-420
  15. Sybille Thoma-Uszynski, Rüdiger Eming
    Pages 421-456
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 457-477

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 second edition has been extended by chapters on autoimmune pigmentary disorders (vitiligo), hairloss (alopecia areata) and cutaneous symptoms of rheumatic disorders.


Autoimmunkrankheiten Dermatologie Hautkrankheiten Psoriasis Rheumatologie Skleroderma Urticaria autoimmune disease autoimmunity dermatology pathophysiology physiology rheumatology scleroderma skin disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Hertl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyPhilipps UniversityMarburgGermany

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