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Baran and Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management, 4th Edition



Baran and Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management, 4th Edition

Robert Baran (Editor), David A. R. de Berker (Editor), Mark Holzberg (Editor), Luc Thomas (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-28670-8 May 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 832 Pages


The Scientific and Clinical Encyclopedia of the Nail

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.

Titles of Related Interest
Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, 3e
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Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, 8e
Burns, Breathnach, Cox, Griffiths (eds); ISBN 978-1-4051-7695-8

List of Contributors, vii

Preface, ix

List of Abbreviations, xi

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

2 Physical Signs, 51
Adam I. Rubin and Robert Baran

3 Imaging the Nail Unit, 101
Luc Thomas, Myriam Vaudaine, Ximena Wortsman, Gregor B.E. Jemec and Jean-Luc Drapé

4 The Nail in Childhood and Old Age, 183
David A.R. de Berker, Bertrand Richert and Robert Baran

5 Fungal (Onychomycosis) and Other Infections Involving the Nail Apparatus, 211
Roderick J. Hay and Robert Baran

6 The Nail in Dermatological Disease, 257
Mark Holzberg and Robert Baran

7 The Nail in Systemic Disease, 315
Mark Holzberg

8 Drug-induced Nail Changes, 413
Robert Baran, Bruno Fouilloux and Caroline Robert

9 Occupational Abnormalities and Contact Dermatitis, 443
Robert Baran and Richard J.G. Rycroft

10 Cosmetics: the Care and Adornment of the Nail, 471
Douglas Schoon and Robert Baran

11 Hereditary and Congenital Nail Disorders, 485
Smail Hadj-Rabia, Lennart Juhlin and Robert Baran

12 Nail Surgery and Traumatic Abnormalities, 549
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, 637
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, 745
Mark Holzberg

Index, 799