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Title Chemical skin injury : mechanisms, prevention, decontamination, treatment / Howard I. Maibach, Alan H. Hall, editors
Published Heidelberg : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 241 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents History of Chemical Burns and Scope of the Problem -- Histology and Immunology of the Skin -- Molecular Dimension of Chemical Skin Aggressors: From Chemistry to Predictive Toxicology. Which Chemicals? Which Chemical Reactions? -- Damaged Skin -- Practical Aspects of Skin Chemical Exposure and Management
Summary This book provides an up-to-date, compact but comprehensive review of chemical skin injuries, differentiating them from thermal skin burns. After an introductory chapter on the history of chemical skin injuries and the scope of the problem, the anatomy, histology, physiology, and immunology of normal skin are described. Mechanisms involved in chemical penetration of normal skin are explained, and the effects of damaged skin on chemical penetration are analyzed. The remainder of the book discusses a variety of clinically relevant aspects, such as the different forms of chemical skin injury, including injuries that arise during skin peeling or due to hair products; preventive measures; emergency treatment; rinsing therapy; medical and surgical treatment; and the importance of providing relevant information to workers. The role of predictive toxicology is also considered. Chemical Skin Injury: Mechanisms, Prevention, Decontamination, Treatment is an ideal resource for readers who want to understand chemical skin injury, to put preventive measures in place, and to respond appropriately should a chemical skin injury occur
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 8, 2014)
Subject Chemical burns.
Burns, Chemical.
Skin -- injuries.
Form Electronic book
Author Maibach, Howard I., editor
Hall, Alan H., 1949- editor
ISBN 9783642397790 (electronic bk.)
3642397794 (electronic bk.)
3642397786 (print)
9783642397783 (print)