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    Barbara Horváth, editor.
    Summary: This extensively revised new edition provides a quick study and reference guide for physicians who treat patients with autoimmune bullous diseases (AIBDs), the most life-threatening inflammatory diseases of the skin. AIBDs are rare, comprising less than 1% of the dermatological patients and as such, they are often given little focus in general dermatology literature, despite being complicated and demanding diseases to manage. Chapters cover the latest developments in diagnostic assays and the use of pemphigoids. New contributions include how AIBD affects children and the care of wounds in instances of blistering disease from the perspective of a nurse practitioner. Autoimmune Bullous Diseases: Text and Review is written in a direct and simple style with tables and figures to illustrate this difficult field practically. At the end of each chapter the reader is challenged to check the learned matter with multiple-choice questions, while it contains protocols and follows international guidelines, making it suitable study material for courses on autoimmune bullous diseases. Residents and researchers in dermatology and adjacent disciplines will find this book useful as a quick guide when dealing with these patients.

    Basic Principles of the Immune System and Autoimmunity
    Dermatological examination of bullous diseases
    How to take a biopsy
    Direct Immunofluorescence Microscopy
    Indirect Immunofluorescence Microscopy
    Structure of Desmosomes
    Pemphigus vulgaris
    Pemphigus foliaceus
    Paraneoplastic pemphigus
    IgA Pemphigus
    Drug-induced pemphigus
    Structure of hemidesmosomes and the epidermal basement membrane zone
    Pemphigoid Diseases Affecting the Skin
    Mucous membrane pemphigoid
    Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
    Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus
    Linear IgA bullous dermatosis
    Drug-induced Pemphigoid and Linear IgA Disease
    Dermatitis herpetiformis
    Stevens Johnson syndrome / toxic epidermal necrolysis and erythema exsudativum multiforme
    Porphyria Cutanea Tarda and Pseudoporphyria
    Bullous dermatitis artefacta
    Autoimmune bullous diseases in childhood
    Wound care in autoimmune bullous diseases
    Appendix: Patient support groups and international centers for AIBD.
    Digital Access Springer 2022