Skin Diseases Nutrition and Metabolism presents a comprehensive examination of the interrelationship between dermatology and internal medicine. It discusses the pathogenesis of avitaminotic dermatoses. It addresses the skin conditions that results from metabolic, nutritional, and functional disturbances.
Some of the topics covered in the book are the mineral metabolism of the skin; acidifying and alkalinizing diets; water metabolism of the skin; quantitative causes of malnutrition; specific undernourishment; food allergy as cause of skin diseases; vitamin deficiency; diagnosis of food allergy; and difference between methods of hyposensitization and deallergization. The treatment of food allergy is fully covered. An in-depth account of the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of Plummer-Vinson syndrome are provided. The diseases of sebaceous and suboriferous glands are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the skin diseases due to alimentary infections and intoxications. Another section focuses on the nutritional therapy of skin diseases.
The book can provide useful information to doctors, dermatologists, students, and researchers.