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January 1986

Psoriasis

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San Francisco

 

edited by Henry H. Roenigk and Howard I. Maibach, 667 pp, $105, New York, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1985.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(1):107. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660130111038

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Abstract

Information about the cause of and therapy for psoriasis is accumulating more rapidly now than in any other time in our history. Nearly every month, a new therapeutic approach appears in the literature. Except for the occasional review article and the published proceedings of the International Symposiums held at Stanford (Calif) University, it can be difficult to keep abreast with this rapidly evolving subject. The editors of this book, both recognized experts in the area of psoriasis, have enlisted an international array of 71 contributors for this up-to-the-moment review of psoriasis.

The book is divided into ten parts, the first dealing with the clinical features of psoriasis. Noteworthy are the chapters on pustular psoriasis and the Koebner response in psoriasis and an interesting chapter on the psychologic aspects of the disease. The second part gives a comprehensive review of our current knowledge of the pathogenesis.

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