Severe Skin Diseases in Children

Beyond Topical Therapy

  • Wynnis L. Tom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Inflammatory Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David A. Dasher, Wynnis L. Tom
      Pages 3-19
    3. Omar Pacha, Megan J. Schlichte, Adelaide A. Hebert
      Pages 21-35
    4. Marissa J. Perman, Anne W. Lucky
      Pages 37-51
    5. Melinda Jen, Mary Wu Chang
      Pages 53-63
  3. Immune-Mediated/Autoimmune Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Nicole A. Weitz, Emily M. Mintz, Kimberly D. Morel
      Pages 67-90
    3. Yvonne E. Chiu, Sheetal S. Vora, Ronald M. Laxer, Elena Pope
      Pages 91-122
    4. Tien V. Nguyen, Kieron S. Leslie
      Pages 123-139
  4. Vascular Lesions and Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Denise W. Metry
      Pages 143-155
    3. Diana Camarillo, Christopher P. Hess, Ilona J. Frieden
      Pages 157-171
    4. Tina S. Chen, Wynnis L. Tom
      Pages 173-186
  5. Genodermatoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Joey E. Lai-Cheong, Amy S. Paller
      Pages 189-202
    3. Meena R. Julapalli, Anna L. Bruckner
      Pages 203-214
  6. Other Growths and Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Christian L. Baum, Dawn M. Davis
      Pages 217-228
    3. Julianne Mann, Sabra Leitenberger, Alfons Krol
      Pages 229-240
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-251

About this book


Children are no less spared from severe skin diseases. This textbook is designed as a practical clinical reference that will guide practitioners in treating difficult dermatoses in children in whom topical therapy has been unsuccessful. Individual sections are devoted to inflammatory diseases, immune-mediated/autoimmune diseases, tumors and proliferative disorders, and genodermatoses. Each chapter addresses which patients represent suitable candidates for systemic or other non-topical therapy and considerations and caveats in the use of such approaches. Potential treatments are then appraised from a current evidence-based perspective, with provision of detailed but relevant information and reference tables that summarize recommendations in use and monitoring. Future directions in management are also presented.


Atopic dermatitis Autoimmune diseases Psoriasis Systemic therapy Vascular lesions and tumors

Editors and affiliations

  • Wynnis L. Tom
    • 1
  1. 1.Pediatric & Adolescent DermatologyRady Children's HospitalSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39531-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39532-1
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