Dermatology Essentials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455708413, 9780323313728

Dermatology Essentials

1st Edition

Authors: Jean Bolognia Julie Schaffer Karynne Duncan Christine Ko
Print ISBN: 9781455708413
eBook ISBN: 9780323313728
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th April 2014
Page Count: 1040


Dermatology Essentials, edited by world authorities Drs. Jean L. Bolognia, Julie V. Schaffer, Karynne O. Duncan, and Christine J. Ko, provides the quick answers you need on every important aspect of dermatology and guidance on their application in your day-to-day practice. Derived from the renowned authoritative reference work Dermatology, 3rd Edition, this on-the-go reference distills the essential information needed to quickly diagnose and manage a wide range of dermatologic disorders—without the need for any additional resources.

"...ideal for registrars, clinical assistants and primary care professionals who need that quick heads-up" Reviewed by Dermatology in Practice, Jul 2015

Key Features

  • Review or refresh your knowledge
    of the fundamentals and diagnostic approaches of skin disease with unique introductory chapters providing the basic principles of dermatology, bedside diagnostics, and clinical approach to a fever and rash – extremely helpful for the beginner.
  • Visualize more of the conditions you see in practice with over 1,500 clinical images, illustrations, and schematics.
  • Avoid diagnostic pitfalls using practical tables, intuitive artworks, and logical algorithms.
  • Find answers fast with a highly user-friendly, "easy-in-easy-out" format and a wealth of tables and schematics for instant visual comprehension.
  • Expedite decision making with easily recognizable DDx and Rx sections to provide rapid direct reference to the expert guidance and treatment recommendations. Downloadable worksheets are also available.
  • Make the most of electronic functionality with access to the complete contents online and in various ebook formats - making it easy to teach impromptu on a tablet in the clinic, or conduct more formal lecturing.

Table of Contents

1.Basic Principles of Dermatology

2.Bedside Diagnostics

3.Fever and Rash

4.Pruritus and Dysesthesia

5.Psychocutaneous Disorders


7.Other Papulosquamous Disorders


9.Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Dermatoses

10.Atopic Dermatitis

11.Other Eczematous Eruptions

12.Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Occupational Dermatoses, and Dermatoses Due to Plants

13.Clinical Approach to Regional Dermatoses

14.Urticaria and Angioedema

15.Figurate Erythemas

16.Erythema Multiforme, Stevens–Johnson Syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

17.Drug Reactions

18.Purpura and Disorders of Microvascular Occlusion


20.Eosinophilic Dermatoses

21.Neutrophilic Dermatoses

22.Pregnancy Dermatoses


24.Bullous Pemphigoid, Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid, and Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita

25.Dermatitis Herpetiformis and Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis

26.Epidermolysis Bullosa

27.Other Vesiculobullous Diseases

28.Vesiculopustular and Erosive Disorders in Newborns and Infants

29.Acne Vulgaris

30.Rosacea and Periorificial Dermatitis


32.Disorders of Eccrine and Apocrine Glands

33.Lupus Erythematosus


35.Systemic Sclerosis and Sclerodermoid Disorders

36.Morphea and Lichen Sclerosus

37.Other Rheumatologic Diseases



40.Deposition Disorders


42.Calcinosis Cutis and Osteoma Cutis

43.Nutritional Disorders

44.Graft-Versus-Host Disease

45.Skin Signs of Systemic Disease

46.Ichthyoses and Erythrokeratodermas


48.Darier Disease and Hailey–Hailey Disease

49.Primary Immunodeficiencies



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About the Author

Jean Bolognia

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Julie Schaffer

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics; Director of Pediatric Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Karynne Duncan

Affiliations and Expertise

Private Practice, St Helena, CA, USA

Christine Ko

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Dept of Dermatopathology, Yale University, New Haven, CT,USA