Key Features

  • Distinguish differences among skin conditions using tables that summarize the most important characteristics of the major categories.
  • Consider atypical diagnoses by viewing additional photos of more uncommon presentations at the end of each chapter.
  • Make a differential diagnosis with help from numerous tables that rank skin diseases according to frequency of incidence and highlight clinical features.
  • Test your mastery of key material with self-assessment case reviews.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

Pustules

White spots

Generalized erythema

Localized erythema

Specialized erythema

Purpura

Dermal induration

Ulcers

Hair loss

Nail disorders

Mucous membrane disorders

Regional diagnosis

Diagnosis by symptom

Details

No. of pages:
308
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455728756
Electronic ISBN:
9780323260541