Practical Skin Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437719963, 9780323248297

Practical Skin Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach

1st Edition

A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series, Expert Consult: Online and Print

Author: James Patterson
eBook ISBN: 9780323248297
eBook ISBN: 9781455738274
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th June 2013
Page Count: 784

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Table of Contents

Pattern-Based Approach to Diagnosis

Ch 1: Spongiotic Dermatitis

Ch. 2: Erythemas with Perivascular Inflammation

Ch. 3: Psoriasiform and Lichenoid Dermatitis

Ch. 4: Vesiculobullous and Selected Pustular Disorders

Ch. 5: Vascular Disorders

Ch. 6: Nutritional Deficiency and Gastrointestinal Disease

Ch. 7: Panniculitis

Ch. 8: Connective Tissue Disorders

Ch. 9: Metabolic Diseases

Ch. 10: Degenerative Diseases

Ch. 11: Mucinoses

Ch. 12: Drugs and Physical Agents

Ch. 13: Noninfectious Granulomas

Ch. 14: Non-neoplastic Diseases of Appendages

Ch. 15: Pigmentation Disorders

Ch. 16: Disorders of Epidermal Maturation, Keratinization, and Connective Tissues

Ch. 17: Infectious Diseases, Including Infestations and Parasitic Diseases

Ch. 18: Epidermal Cysts and Tumors

Ch. 19: Cutaneous Appendageal Tumors

Ch. 20: Metastatic Tumors in the Skin

Ch. 21: Fibrous Tissue Tumors

Ch. 22: Vascular and Perivascular Proliferations of the Skin

Ch. 23: Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions Showing Neural, Nerve Sheath, and Adipocytic Differentiation

Ch. 24: Tumors of Muscle, Cartilage, and Bone

Ch. 25: Histiocytic Proliferations

Ch. 26: Disorders of Mast Cells and Plasma Cells

Ch. 27: Lymphoid Infiltrates, Lymphoma, and Hematopoietic Proliferations Involving  the Skin

Ch. 28: Melanocytic Tumors



Practical Skin Pathology is the only dermatopathology reference that uses a systematic pattern recognition approach to help you achieve more accurate diagnoses of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic skin diseases. This volume in the Pattern Recognition Series helps you to efficiently and confidently evaluate even the most challenging skin diseases and lesions.

Key Features

  • Identify challenging types of skin cancer, including cutaneous lymphomas and melanocytic lesions, as well as non-neoplastic skin diseases such as panniculitis; drug eruptions, including reactions to newer chemotherapeutic agents; infectious diseases; and many more, with the only dermatopathology reference that uses a pattern recognition approach.
  • Progress logically from the histologic pattern, through the appropriate workup, around the pitfalls, to the best diagnosis.
  • Compare your clinical findings to more than 1,400 full-color, high-quality photos that capture the characteristic presentation of a full range of dermatopathology specimens.
  • Access the fully searchable text and downloadable images online at Expert Consult.


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About the Author

James Patterson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, Director of Dermatopathology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia