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WHO Model Prescribing Information: Drugs Used in Skin Diseases
(1997; 132 pages) [French] [Spanish] Ver el documento en el formato PDF
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Ver el documentoPreface
Ver el documentoIntroduction
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoParasitic infections
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoInsect and arachnid bites and stings
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoSuperficial fungal infections
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoSubcutaneous fungal infections
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoBacterial infections
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoViral infections
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoEczematous diseases
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoScaling diseases
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoPapulosquamous diseases
Ver el documentoCutaneous reactions to drugs
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoPigmentary disorders
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoPremalignant lesions and malignant tumours
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoPhotodermatoses
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoBullous dermatoses
Ver el documentoAlopecia areata
Ver el documentoUrticaria
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoConditions common in children
Ver el documentoAcne vulgaris
Ver el documentoPruritus
Ver el documentoTropical ulcers
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAntimicrobial drugs
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAntifugal drugs
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAntiseptic agents
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoKeratoplastic and keratolytic agents
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoScabicides and pediculicides
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnti-inflammatory and antipruritic drugs1
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAntiallergics and drugs used in anaphylaxis
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoUltraviolet radiation-blocking agents (sunscreens)
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoMiscellaneous drugs
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex
Ver el documentoSelected WHO Publications of Related Interest
Ver el documentoBack cover
 

Introduction

Considerable progress has been made in the treatment of skin diseases. Nevertheless, such diseases still remain common in many rural communities in developing countries, with serious economic and social consequences as well as health implications. Directly or indirectly, skin diseases are responsible for much disability (and loss of economic potential), disfigurement, and distress due to symptoms such as itching or pain.

The diseases covered in this volume are mostly very common, although some rare, life-threatening disorders such as pemphigus are discussed briefly. The aim is to provide the basic information necessary to treat skin diseases in the community, with particular emphasis on those diseases prevalent in developing countries. The book does not attempt to provide a detailed guide to the management of skin diseases.

Given reliable access to preparations contained in WHO’s Model List of Essential Drugs,1 many skin diseases are curable or controllable. However, it is recognized that factors such as poor housing, inadequate nutrition, unsanitary conditions and environmental pollution may also contribute to the prevalence of such diseases and should also be addressed when required.

1The use of essential drugs. Seventh report of the WHO Expert Committee. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1997 (WHO Technical Report Series, No. 867).

In general, conditions in which skin involvement is only one manifestation of a more generalized systemic infectious disease, such as leprosy, mycobacterial diseases, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and syphilis, are excluded from this volume. Further details of the treatment of some of these conditions can be found in the volumes on drugs used in mycobacterial diseases,1 parasitic diseases2 and sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection.3

1WHO model prescribing information: drugs used in mycobacterial diseases. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1991.

2WHO model prescribing information: drugs used in parasitic diseases, 2nd ed. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1995.

3WHO model prescribing information: drugs used in sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1995.

 

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