© 2009

Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology

  • Jean Revuz
  • Jean-Claude Roujeau
  • Francisco A. Kerdel
  • Laurence Valeyrie-Allanore


  • Complete and concise coverage of cutaneous emergencies

  • Written by internationally recognized dermatologists

  • Lavishly illustrated with charts and photographs

  • Reader-friendly structure with core messages and take home pearls

  • Clinically relevant for dermatologists as well as non-dermatologists


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Skin Physiology

    1. Joachim W. Fluhr, Razvigor Darlenski
      Pages 3-18
    2. István Nagy, Lajos Kemény
      Pages 19-28
    3. Cristina Oprica
      Pages 29-36
    4. Laurence Valeyrie-Allanore, Saskia Oro, Jean-Claude Roujeau
      Pages 37-42
  3. Life Threatening Dermatoses

    1. Saul N. Faust, Simon Nadel
      Pages 45-55
    2. Isabel C. Valencia, Francisco A. Kerdel
      Pages 67-78
    3. Michelle A. Thomson, John Berth-Jones
      Pages 79-87
    4. Koji Hashimoto, Mikiko Tohyama, Tetsuo Shiohara
      Pages 97-102
    5. Alexis Sidoroff
      Pages 103-109
    6. Pascal Joly
      Pages 111-119
  4. Cutaneous Manifestation in Life Threatening Diseases

    1. Pascal del Giudice, Olivier Chosidow
      Pages 123-131
    2. Delphine Kerob, Martine Feuillhade-de-Chauvin, Celeste Lebbe
      Pages 133-143
    3. Sélim Aractingi, Boutros Soutou
      Pages 145-153
  5. Specific Context

    1. Dominique Penso-Assathiany
      Pages 165-173
    2. Kiarash Khosrotehrani
      Pages 175-180

About this book


Since extensive dermatoses can be life threatening, it is important to recognize and treat skin emergencies rapidly. This book covers all cutaneous emergencies and life threatening dermatoses, as well as true and false emergencies in the dermatologic office. It provides treatment advice for the management of major life threatening dermatoses, such as severe infections, severe drug eruptions and bullous diseases. In addition, it describes the manifestations in acutely ill patients in the ICU, as well as severe cutaneous manifestations occurring during pregnancy, after sun exposure, in cold weather, as a result of extreme poverty, and in other situations. With diagnostic clues, reader-friendly charts and clinical photographs, this clinical guide will not only benefit the hospital-based dermatologist, but will also be a helpful guide for non-dermatologists, such as ER and ICU physicians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Revuz
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Roujeau
    • 2
  • Francisco A. Kerdel
    • 3
  • Laurence Valeyrie-Allanore
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de DermatologieCentre hospitalier universitaire Henri MondorCréteilFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris XII Service de DermatologieCentre hospitalier universitaire Henri MondorCréteilFrance
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyCedars Medical CenterMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology
Consumer Packaged Goods


From the reviews:

"This book aims to … describing life-threatening conditions with skin findings. … The book is written at an appropriate level for nondermatologists and dermatologists … . The algorithms are clear, easy to follow … . This book would be extremely useful in any clinic, emergency room, or office, in which emergent patients are seen. It is a handy and well organized reference and can easily guide any practitioner to quickly help diagnose and treat a patient with potentially life-threatening illness." (Kathleen E Kramer, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2009)

“With almost 200 clinical photographs, Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology fulfills its aim of helping primary care and emergency physicians recognize dangerous skin conditions and better interpret the skin symptoms of acutely ill patients. … The authors review the literature thoroughly, summarize treatment options, and end with practical advice. … Overall, Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology succeeds in aiding the dermatologist preparing for hospital call and consultations and providing reference for reviewing controversies and treatment options for severe skin disease.” (Cory A. Dunnick and Robert P. Dellavalle, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (17), 2010)