1. Cell injury and cell death Adone Baroni, Eleonora Rocco, Maria Antoinetta Tufano, and Elisabetta Buommino; 2. Clean and aseptic technique at the bedside Sapna Modi, Aron J. Gewirtzman, and Stephen Tyring; 3. New antimicrobials Maryann Mikhail and Jeffrey M. Weinberg; 4. Immunomodulators and the 'biologicals' in cutaneous emergencies Batya B. Davidovici and Ronni Wolf; 5. Critical care: stuff you really, really need to know Haim Shmilovich and Arie Roth; 6. Acute skin failure: concept, causes, consequences, and care Robert A. Norman and Gwynn Coatney; 7. Cutaneous symptoms and neonatal emergencies Daniel Wallach and Pierre-Henri Jarreau; 8. Necrotizing soft-tissue infections, including necrotizing fasciitis Ronni Wolf, Yalcin Tuzun, and Batya B. Davidovici; 9. Life-threatening bacterial skin infections Richard B. Cindrich and Donald Rudikoff; 10. Bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock, toxic shock syndrome Geeta Patel, Ryan Hawley, and Noah Scheinfeld; 11. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Eleonora Ruocco, Adone Baroni, Sonia Sangiuliano, Giovanna Donnarumma, and Vincenzo Ruocco; 12. Life-threatening cutaneous viral diseases Aron J. Gewirtzman, Brandon Christianson, Anne Marie Tremaine, Brenda Bartlett, and Stephen Tyring; 13. Life-threatening cutaneous fungal and parasitic diseases Marcia Ramos-e-Silva, Carlos Gustavo Constanca, and Sueli Coelho Carneiro; 14. Life-threatening stings, bites, and marine envenomations Dick M. Elston; 15. Severe, acute adverse cutaneous drug reactions - I. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrosis Ronni Wolf and Batya B. Davidovici; 16. Severe, acute adverse cutaneous drug reactions - II. DRESS Syndrome, serum sickness-like reaction Ronni Wolf and Batya B. Davidovici; 17. Severe, acute complications of dermatologic therapies Ronni Wolf, Jasna Lipozencic, and Batya B. Davidovici; 18. Severe, acute allergic and immunologic reactions - I. Urticaria, angioedema, and anaphylaxis Samuel H. Allen; 19. Severe, acute allergic and immunologic reactions - II. Other hypersensitivities and immune defects, including HIV Samuel H. Allen; 20. Graft versus host disease Jasna Lipozencic and Ronni Wolf; 21. Erythroderma/exfoliative dermatitis Virenda N. Sehgal and Govind Srivastava; 22. Acute, severe bullous dermatoses Snejina Vassileva; 23. Emergency management of purpura and vasculitis, including purpura fulminans Lucio Andreassi and Robert Bilenchi; 24. Emergency management of connective tissue disorders and their complications Kristen Biggers and Noah Scheinfeld; 25. Skin signs of systemic infections Jana Kazandjieva, Georgeta Bocheva, and Nikolai Tsankov; 26. Skin signs of systemic neoplastic diseases and paraneoplastic cutaneous syndromes Kyrill Pramatarov; 27. Burn injury Samuel H. Allen; 28. The urgent dermatoses of anorectal regions Yalcin Tuzun and Sadiye Keskin; 29. Emergency management of sexually transmitted diseases and other genital-urethral disorders Michael Waugh; 30. Emergency management of environmental skin disorders (heat, cold, UV injuries) Larry E. Millikan; 31. Endocrinologic emergencies in dermatology Margaret Ryan, Vincent Savarese, and Serge A. Jabbour; 32. Emergency management of skin torture and self-inflicted dermatoses Danial H. Parish, Hirak B. Routh, Kishore Kumar and Kazal R. Bhowmik; 33. Skin signs of poisoning Batya B. Davidovici and Ronni Wolf; 34. Disaster planning - mass casualty management Lion Poles; 35. Catastrophes in cosmetic procedures Marina Landau and Ronni Wolf; 36. Life-threatening dermatoses in travellers Larry E. Millikan.