Clinical Dermatology

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9780632059164: Clinical Dermatology

The third edition of this bestselling text for the non-specialist provides a simple, common sense approach to the diagnosis and management of all the common skin diseases. The book also covers underlying pathological processes and the relationship between functional disturbances and recognizable physical signs.

With more than 500 high quality colour illustrations and an effective scheme to recognize primary skin lesions, this book clarifies educational points and clinical descriptions. This is the perfect reference text for anyone requiring a fundamental knowledge of dermatology, including undergraduate medical students, general practitioners, general physicians and trainee dermatologists.

This third edition includes new chapters on regional dermatology, laser therapy and topics such as ageing skin, sun sense, pigmented skin and HIV infection. There is an increased focus on evidence-based effective treatments and guidelines, and expanded coverage of the molecular understanding of skin diseases, and the comprehensive formulary has been completely updated.

New edition features:
*expanded coverage of the molecular understanding of many skin diseases
*more emphasis on evidence-based effective treatments and guidelines
*a new chapter on regional dermatology with sections on oral and genital disorders
*two new chapters covering medical and physical treatments
*new chapters on ageing skin, sun sense, the pigmented skin and HIV infection, and the rapidly growing field of lasers in dermatology

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This book acknowledges that clinical dermatology is a visual specialty. The route to diagnostic understanding is a combination of access to photographic material combined with a simple scheme for recognising primary skin lesions. Clinical dermatology is designed to help undergraduate medical students, general practitioners, general physicians (the secondary market) requiring a fundamental knowledge of dermatology, and trainee dermatologists. The book contains chapters which cover all the common skin diseases in the context of their underlying pathological processes and the way in which disturbances of the function of the skin produce recognisable physical signs. These are punctuated by short, sometimes witty learning points. It also includes chapters which set skin disease in perspective (including skin and psyche), describe the structure and function of the skin and review immunology of the skin. At the end of the book there is an important chapter on drug reactions and a comprehensive section of dermatological therapy followed by a formulary. The formulary includes preparations used in both the UK and USA. Drugs are referred to by both approved and trade names. This new edition includes three new chapters; racially pigmented skin, dermatology in different age groups (inc pregnancy), cosmetic dermatology. There will be increased coverage of lasers, 'biologicals', and dermatoscopy throughout the book and the fourth edtion will contains summary boxes of the main UK and USA guidelines for the first time. A true bestseller in dermatology for the non-specialist

About the Author:

Richard Weller, Consultant Dermatologist, University of Edinburgh, UK.

John AA Hunter, Consultant Dermatologist, University of Edinburgh, UK.

John Savin, Consultant Dermatologist, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Mark Dahl, Professor and Chairman of Dermatology, The Mayo Clinic, USA.

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Hunter, John A. A., Savin, John, Dahl, M
Published by Wiley-Blackwell (2002)
ISBN 10: 0632059168 ISBN 13: 9780632059164
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