Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and Their Management

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-07-23
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The human nail provides a complex structure that supports fine manipulation of objects while protecting the extremities. Diseases of the nail disrupt this function. They can cause pain and discomfort, cause disfigurement and are often unsightly with a profound effect on the sufferer's self confidence. Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management has long been recognized as the pre-eminent authority on nail disease. The 13 chapters encompass the scientific and clinical management of all abnormalities of the nails including: Imaging of the Nail Unit The Nail in Dermatologic Disease The Nail in Systemic Disease Congenital and Hereditary Nail Disorders Cosmetics and Nail adornment Surgery of the Nail New to this edition is a superb guide to differential diagnosis by color, shape and location within the nail unit to provide rapid clinical information on nail disorders. Every chapter has been thoroughly updated to ensure a contemporary approach to the therapeutic and cosmetic management of nail disorders. Whether you are new to the field or an experienced practitioner, Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management should be on your bookshelf.

Author Biography

Robert Baran, MD, University of Franche-Comté and Nail Disease Center, Cannes, France

David de Berker, MD, Bristol Dermatology Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK

Mark Holzberg, MD, Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Luc Thomas, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, Lyon 1 University, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Pierre Bénite, France

Table of Contents

1 Science of the Nail Apparatus
(David A.R. de Berker and Robert Baran)

2 Physical Signs
(Adam I. Rubin and Robert Baran)

3 Imaging the Nail Unit
(Luc Thomas, Myriam Vaudaine, Ximena Wortsman, Gregor B.E. Jemec and Jean-Luc Drapé)

4 The Nail in Childhood and Old Age
(David A.R. de Berker, Bertrand Richert and Robert Baran)

5 Fungal (Onychomycosis) and Other Infections Involving the Nail Apparatus
(Roderick J. Hay and Robert Baran)

6 The Nail in Dermatological Disease
(Mark Holzberg and Robert Baran)

7 The Nail in Systemic Disease
(Mark Holzberg)

8 Drug-induced Nail Changes
(Robert Baran, Bruno Fouilloux and Caroline Robert)

9 Occupational Abnormalities and Contact Dermatitis
(Robert Baran and Richard J.G. Rycroft)

10 Cosmetics: the Care and Adornment of the Nail
(Douglas Schoon and Robert Baran)

11 Hereditary and Congenital Nail Disorders
(Smail Hadj-Rabia, Lennart Juhlin and Robert Baran)

12 Nail Surgery and Traumatic Abnormalities
(Luc Thomas, Elvin G. Zook, Timothy J. Rosio, Rodney P.R. Dawber, Eckart Haneke and Robert Baran)

13 Tumors of the Nail Apparatus and Adjacent Tissues
(Luc Thomas, Elvin G. Zook, Eckart Haneke, Jean-Luc Drapé and Robert Baran (with the participation of Jürgen F. Kreusch))

Appendix: Differential Diagnosis of Nail Findings
(Mark Holzberg)

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