Skin and Connective Tissue

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Britannica Educational Publishing, Nov 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 208 pages
Even a quick look at the surface of human skin reveals its many complexities. Much more than a simple shell for the human body, the skin helps protect internal organs and, working in conjunction with connective tissue, allows the human body to function as a unit. This comprehensive volume examines the components of the human integumentary system, as well as the various diseases and disorders to which it is vulnerable.
 

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Contents

Hives
110
Insect Bite and Sting
111
Pemphigus
112
Psoriasis
114
Sunburn
116
Localized Skin Conditions
117
Abnormalities in Pigmentation
118
Skin Blood Vessel Disorders
122

Hair
12
Sebaceous Glands
16
Sweat Glands
18
Nails
22
Chapter 2 Characteristics of Connective Tissue
26
Components of Connective Tissue
28
Ground Substance
33
Types of Connective Tissue
39
Cartilage
40
Ligament
42
Tendon
43
Bone and Periosteum
44
Chapter 3 Embryology and Biodynamics of Skin and Connective Tissue
46
Embryological Tissues
48
Biodynamic Properties
50
Cutaneous Sense Organs
51
Pigmentation
65
Immunoregulation and Langerhans Cells
68
Chapter 4 Skin Diseases and Injuries
70
General Features of Skin Disease
71
Erythema
75
Skin Injuries
76
Bruises
82
Calluses and Corns
83
Skin Squeeze
84
Frostbite
85
Skin Graft
89
Chapter 5 Skin Infections and Infestations
90
Types of Skin Infections and Infestations
91
Abscess
94
Blastomycosis
95
Impetigo and Boils
96
Pediculosis
98
Pinta
99
Scabies
101
Warts
103
Chapter 6 Diseases and Disorders of Skin Tissues
105
Dermatitis
106
Diseases of Hair and Pilosebaceous Follicles
123
Acne
124
Diseases of Sweat Glands
126
Nails Disease
129
Chapter 7 Diseases and Disorders of Connective Tissue
131
Disorders of Inflammation and Autoimmunity
133
Necrotizing Vasculitides
135
Polychondritis and Relapsing Polychondritis
137
Rheumatoid Arthritis
138
Rheumatic Fever
140
Scleroderma
141
Sjögren Syndrome
144
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
145
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
149
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
150
Herniated Disk
153
Polychondritis
154
Chapter 8 Cancers and Hereditary of the Skin and Connective Tissue
156
Melanoma
157
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
160
Cancers of Connective Tissues
163
Hereditary Disorders of Skin and Connective Tissue
166
Achondroplasia
167
Dupuytren Contracture
168
EhlersDanlos Syndrome
169
Marfan Syndrome
170
Mucopolysaccharidoses
171
Myositis Ossificans
174
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
175
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
176
Conclusion
178
Glossary
180
Bibliography
182
Connective Tisssue Disease
183
Index
184
Back Cover
190
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