This step-by-step practical diagnostic guide takes a fresh look at inflammatory skin disorders by focusing on the practicalities of correlating the histopathologic and clinical features, and highlighting useful diagnostic tips and potential pitfalls. Covering a wide range of both common and rare but critically important inflammatory skin disorders, it outlines their clinical and microscopic features, including histopathologic variations. Highlighting the scope and limitations of a skin biopsy, the book actively encourages a closer liaison between the dermatologist and the pathologist, and demonstrates how correlating the clinicopathologic attributes allows for a more meaningful and accurate diagnosis. With over 600 clinical and microscopic images and featuring real-world scenarios and practical tips, Pearls and Pitfalls in Inflammatory Dermatopathology offers a vital new perspective towards the diagnostic approach to inflammatory skin disorders. The book is packaged with a password, giving the user online access to all the text and images.
- Illustrated by over 600 images accumulated over many years of clinical practice, allowing the reader to visualise clinical and histopathologic presentations of skin disorders side-by-side
- Highlights useful morphologic clues and alerts the reader to areas of diagnostic difficulties by creating an awareness of potential diagnostic pitfalls in order to prevent misdiagnosis
- Features useful diagnostic tips at every step, making it an easy resource in day-to-day practice
- Provides user-friendly, step-by-step guidance for making an accurate and speedy diagnosis of both classical and atypical presentations of inflammatory skin disorders
2. Spongiotic dermatitis
3. Psoriasiform dermatitis
4. Interface dermatitis
5. Intraepidermal vesiculobullous dermatitis
6. Subepidermal vesiculobullous dermatitis
7. Parivascular dermatitis
8. Nodular and diffuse dermatitis
10. Fibrosing dermatitis
Asok Biswas, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Asok Biswas is a Consultant Dermatopathologist at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.