- 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.
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