o Arranges material alphabetically within sections, providing easy access to each topic
o Offers important insights into especially difficult diagnostic situations
o Includes a separate section on pediatric differential diagnosis
There have been innumerable advances in the field of dermatology, with voluminous material published to keep up with the rapid pace of advancement. This text compiles this information into a one-volume reference. Dermatological Differential Diagnosis and Pearls, Second Edition is an updated version of this best-selling clinical guide, an encyclopedic handbook on essential dermatological differential diagnosis, organized around traditionally classified skin lesions. In this volume, the author endeavors to highlight the essentials of every rash, its diagnosis, and its differential diagnosis.
The first part of Dermatological Differential Diagnosis and Pearls, Second Edition provides both a morphological and regional approach to differential diagnosis of cutaneous lesions, with diseases sub-classified according to characteristics (vascular, infectious, traumatic, etc.). The book's second part, "Pearls," is a listing of important concepts and facts that should be accessible to every dermatologist. It provides new approaches to diagnosis and groups skin diseases with other disorders. This section begins with various lists of dermatological diseases - their etiology, incubation periods, vectors, and association with other systematic disorders. Other lists include: dermatological disorders caused by various medications and malignancies associated with various dermatological disorders. The author also reviews skin findings in various systemic disorders (e.g. diabetes, kidney diseases, etc.) and in different diseases or states (e.g. in which diseases one finds angioid streaks, leonine facies, etc.), and in special states (e.g. old age, pregnancy, etc.). The last chapter provides characteristic morphologic and other features of different eruptions, alphabetically catalogued. Every resident and professional dermatologist must have Dermatological Differential Diagnosis and Pearls, Second Edition to provide the diagnostic material required to practice effectively and efficiently.