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Autoimmune Bullous Diseases

Approach and Management

  • Naveed Sami

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ilya Shoimer, Russell X. Wong, P. Régine Mydlarski
    Pages 1-18
  3. Kara Heelan, Scott Walsh, Neil H. Shear
    Pages 19-40
  4. Phillip Laws, Neil H. Shear
    Pages 41-55
  5. Megan H. Noe, Janet A. Fairley
    Pages 57-73
  6. Swetha Dhanireddy, Armin Maghsoudlou, Janine M. Preble, Malinga D. Ratwatte, C. Stephen Foster
    Pages 75-97
  7. Lawrence S. Chan, Young Kwak, Naveed Sami
    Pages 99-115
  8. Julia A. Curtis, John J. Zone
    Pages 117-132
  9. Olivia Y. Lai, Michael Kasperkiewicz, Brittney K. DeClerck, Mei Chen, David T. Woodley
    Pages 133-147
  10. Elizabeth M. Moore, Victoria P. Werth
    Pages 149-162
  11. Timothy Patton, Neil J. Korman
    Pages 163-173
  12. Christine S. Ahn, William W. Huang
    Pages 175-204
  13. Henry B. Townsend, Anthony M. Turkiewicz, Xena A. Whittier
    Pages 233-241
  14. Salma Faghri de la Feld, Naveed Sami
    Pages 243-262
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 263-265

About this book


This book provides a coherent synopsis on the treatment and management of autoimmune blistering diseases.  Each chapter focuses on one condition, and summarizes the present-day literature on currently available therapies, and how they may fit into various feasible treatment algorithms. 

Many of these disorders can have irreversible consequences, and in some cases the potential to be fatal.  The contributing authors are individuals who have devoted their careers to understanding these diseases, and have invested countless hours in their research laboratories and clinical settings.

Autoimmune Bullous Diseases: Approach and Management serves as a guide in assisting clinicians to develop their approach to treatment based on the specific disease and its severity.  The information and algorithms presented provide pragmatic direction and assistance in the management of patients with these diseases.


Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Immunosuppressents Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Pediatric bullous diseases Pemphigoid Gestationis Systemic steroids

Editors and affiliations

  • Naveed Sami
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBIRMINGHAMUSA

About the editors

Dr. Naveed Sami is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He has had a keen interest in the pathogenesis and treatment of complex medical dermatology and specifically, autoimmune blistering diseases. He has been a pioneer in attempting novel treatments for patients with recalcitrant diseases. Dr. Sami has published extensively in the peer reviewed literature focusing on the management of these diseases. He has also delivered lectures/presentations at major conferences including the American Academy of Dermatology and European Academy of Dermatology Venerology . He has found his colleagues looking for practical guidelines when they are confronted with patients of the various autoimmune bullous diseases and their severity. Hence, this book will attempt to fill the void which currently exists and is sought after by both dermatologists and nondermatologists.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Autoimmune Bullous Diseases
  • Book Subtitle Approach and Management
  • Editors Naveed Sami
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-26726-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80005-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-26728-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 265
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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“This is a concise review of autoimmune bullous disorders seen in the field of dermatology. … Although written primarily for dermatologists, the book can be useful for any primary care provider, medical student, or resident interested in skin disorders. … The step-by-step approach to therapy and disease management provides an invaluable clinical tool. … This book belongs on the shelf of any dermatologist's library, within easy reach for bedside consultations in a clinical setting.” (Renata H. Mullen, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2016)