This book meets your needs for an affordable, well-structured, user-friendly guide to dermatological diagnosis and treatment. It begins with principles of diagnosis and therapy before going on to discuss the major groups of skin diseases. Each skin disorder is illustrated with a color clinical photograph as well as a line drawing showing you exactly what the entity looks like. The logical organization of the chapters guides you towards an accurate diagnosis with therapy options in highlighted boxes. Tables in each chapter rank diseases according to frequency of incidence and highlights clinical features to assist you in making a differential diagnosis. Clinical examples of unusual presentations or unusual cases test your understanding and ability to apply key principles discussed in the text.
- Places cross-sectional line diagrams alongside color clinical photographs to show you what each syndrome looks like and provide schematic representation of the cause and condition.
- Uses tables to summarize main characteristics of major groups of skin conditions.
- Summarizes key information for easy comparison of variations of different skin diseases in same group.
- Presents a consistent format to help you find information in a systematic way.
Structure and function of skin
Principles of diagnosis
Dermal and subcutaneous growths
Scaling papules, plaques and patches
Vesicles and bullae
Mucous membrane disorders
Diagnosis by symptom
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Professor of Dermatology; Chair, Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State Unversity College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Centre, Hershey, PA, USA
Professor of Dermatology, Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA