Atlas of Ulcers in Systemic Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Management
This Atlas examines skin ulcers in patients affected by systemic sclerosis. Although they are not life threatening, digital ulcers cause enormous pain, impact function and quality of life, and can lead to serious local complications such as gangrene, osteomyelitis, and permanent tissue loss. Knowledge and understanding of these ulcers is pivotal in everyday practice in order to arrive at an accurate early diagnosis, a correct analysis of ulcer characteristics, and an appropriate direct and systematic treatment. To that end, this book describes all the major characteristics of skin ulcers in systematic sclerosis, including classification, evaluation, and categorization. Richly illustrated for practical use, Atlas of Ulcers in Systemic Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Management is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, and graduate students in rheumatology, dermatology, and angiology.