The atlas that helps you differentiate visually similar diseases
Written with the dermatology trainee in mind, Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression uses more than 800 high resolution color images to introduce a simple and effective way to defuse the confusion caused by dermatopathology slides. Focused on commonly tested entities, and using low- to high-power views, this atlas emphasizes the key differences between visually similar diseases by using appearance as the starting point for diagnosis.
The Third Edition provides:
- 800 high resolution and annotated photographs, now all fully downloadable
- 'Key Differences' to train the eye on distinctive diagnostic features
- Disease-based as well as alphabetical indexes
- 75 new interactive self-assessment questions to perfect your diagnostic skills
- Brand new algorithms for pattern analysis
Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression, Third Edition, once again provides simple and effective guidance to help you approach dermatopathology and accurate diagnosis of skin disease.
About the Companion Website
Chapter 1 Shape on Low Power
Cords/tubules and comma shapes
Space with a lining
Pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia above abscesses
Chapter 2 Gestalt: Rash/inflammatory
Inflammation: Specific patterns and Cell Type
Band-like dermal/papillary dermal infiltrate
Chapter 3 Cell Type
Chapter 4 “Top-Down”
Upper epidermal change
Granular “material” in cells
Chapter 5 Color – Blue
Mucin and glands or ducts
Chapter 6 Color – Pink
Pink ball of spindle cells
Index (Histological Category)
Christine J. Ko is a Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine. She trained in dermatology at University of California, Irvine, where she was strongly influenced by Dr. Barr. She subsequently completed a fellowship in dermatopathology under Dr. Scott Binder at University of California, Los Angeles. She lectures nationally and internationally; and has published numerous book chapters, journal articles, and five textbooks/atlases in the fields of dermatology and dermatopathology.
Ronald J. Barr is Professor Emeritus of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of California, Irvine. He is a nationally and internationally recognized dermatopathologist with board certification in dermatology, anatomic pathology, and dermatopathology. He received the Founders' Award from the American Society of Dermatopathology for his myriad contributions to the field of dermatopathology and the Society's Walter Nickel Award for excellence in teaching dermatopathology. He has authored over 150 original articles and book chapters. He is also past president of the American Society of Dermatopathology and past president of the American Board of Dermatology.