Lookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781416031857, 9781437720716

Lookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology

4th Edition

Authors: James Marks Jeffrey Miller
eBook ISBN: 9781437720716
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 25th July 2006
Page Count: 344

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents


Structure and function of skin

Principles of diagnosis

Dermatologic therapy

Epidermal growths

Pigmented growths

Dermal and subcutaneous growths

Eczematous rashes

Scaling papules, plaques and patches

Vesicles and bullae

Inflammatory papules


White spots

Generalized erythema

Localized erythema

Specialized erythema


Dermal induration


Hair loss

Nail disorders

Mucous membrane disorders

Regional diagnosis

Diagnosis by symptom


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About the Author

James Marks

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Dermatology; Chair, Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State Unversity College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Centre, Hershey, PA, USA

Jeffrey Miller

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Dermatology, Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA