This book comprehensively reviews the characteristics of the body reflected in the skin due to differences in gender. It investigates the genetic and hormonal differences that can affect skin structure and function, and resulting in variations between women and men. The aging process and exogenous factors that differ according to differences in lifestyle between the sexes are also covered.
Gender and Dermatology comprehensively outlines the various aspects of physiological differences between the skin of women and men using practical examples and review of the basic science. It is therefore an important clinically-relevant review for both the trainee and experienced practitioner in dermatology, primary care, geriatrics and immunology, while also being of interest to researchers in genetics and metabolic medicine.
Anatomy of Human Skin.- Physiology of the skin.- Molecular Biology and Genodermatoses.- Hormones and pregnancy.- Immunology.- Pharmacology.- Clinical considerations.- Disorders of skin appendages.- Disorders of Nails.- Disorders of Hair.- Wound Healing.- Contact dermatitis.- Occupational Dermatoses.- Disorders of Keratinization.- Endocrine Disorders.- Infections - bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic.- Tumors.- Papulosquamous diseases.- Bullous diseases.- Disorders of Pigmentation.- Cutaneous vascular disease.- Disorders of Lymphatic Vessels.- Metabolic Disorders.- Nutritional Disorders.- Photodermatoses.- Diseases of the Subcutaneous fat.- Systemic Disease and the Skin.- The Skin and the Nervous System.- Psychocutaneous Disorders.- The Breast.- The Genital, Perianal and Umbilical Regions.- Racial Influences on Skin Disease.- Environmental Injury.- Topical Therapy.- Cosmetics.- Physical and Laser Therapies.- Dermatological Surgery.