This engaging new text teaches students, residents, and practitioners of all ages how to use insights from both pathologists and dermatologists to improve their comprehension of skin disorders. It is meant to bridge the gap between dermatology and dermapathology and explores the questions that practitioners have that fall between the two subjects. What is a dermatologist to do with a pathology report that has a histological rather than a clinical diagnosis? What is to be done with old names of disorders that some clinicians still use? Why do some disorders have many names, and which is better and why? These and dozens of other questions are answered in Practical Skin Pathology, the only book of its kind to address both the clinical education of each disease as well as the pathology findings.
Authored by a leader in clinical dermatology, dermatopathology, and skin immunology, Practical Skin Pathology is written for dermatologists, dermatology residents, and dermatopathologists. Addressing such questions as whether to accept a differential diagnosis from a dermatopathologist rather than a specific diagnosis and when, to how to help a pathologists give a dermatologist the best possible interpretation of a biopsy, this quick reference includes color illustrations, images, and tables to better assist the physician in answering these common questions and concerns.?
Table of Contents
Section 1: The pathologist’s view
- Chapter 1 - What is Atypical Junctional Melanocytic Hyperplasia?
- Chapter 2 - What is Dysplastic Nevus?
- Chapter 3 - What is Hypersensitivity Reaction?
- Chapter 4 - What is Spongiotic Dermatitis?
- Chapter 5 - What is Psoriasiform Dermatitis?
- Chapter 6 - What is Lichenoid Dermatitis?
- Chapter 7 - What is Granulomatous Dermatitis?
- Chapter 8 - What is Dermatitis with Epidermotropism?
- Chapter 9 - What is Drug Eruption?
- Chapter 10 - What is Pseudolymphoma?
Section 2: The clinician’s view
- Chapter 11 - Reddish Facial Papules
- Chapter 12 - Face infiltrated Plaques/Nodules
- Chapter 13 - Patchy Alopecia
- Chapter 14 - Diffuse Smooth Alopecia
- Chapter 15 - Follicular Pustules of the Scalp
- Chapter 16 - Scaly Scalp
- Chapter 17 - Oral Erosions
- Chapter 18 - Vulvar Lesions
- Chapter 19 - Penile Lesions
- Chapter 20 - Diffuse Leg Induration
- Chapter 21 - Subcutaneous Leg Nodules
- Chapter 22 - Leg Ulcers
- Chapter 23 - Follicular Papules and Pustules - Trunk
- Chapter 24 - Palmoplantar Red Hyperkeratosis
- Chapter 25 - Skin Folds Diffuse Rash
- Chapter 26 - Exfoliative Erythroderma
- Chapter 27 - Generalized Pruritus
- Chapter 28 - Photo-Eruptions
- Chapter 29 - Hypopigmented Patches
- Chapter 30 - Pigmented Patches
- Chapter 31 - Red Smooth Patches
- Chapter 32 - Red Scaly Patches
- Chapter 33 - Red Sloughing Patches
- Chapter 34 - Red Scaly Papules
- Chapter 35 - Red Non-facial Papules
- Chapter 36 - Papulo-nodular Lesions with Scale and/or Crust
- Chapter 37 - Edematous Smooth Plaques
- Chapter 38 - Sclerotic Plaques
- Chapter 39 - Diffuse Sclerosis
- Chapter 40 - Purpuric Lesions
- Chapter 41 - Blisters
Diya F. Mutasim, MD, has taught residents both dermatology and pathology for 25 years, has been residency program director for more than 20 years and dermatopathology fellowship program director for more than 10 years, and is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His research interests are in the area of bullous (blistering) diseases of the skin as well connective tissue diseases. His research expertise is in the field of basement membranes and blistering disorders and his clinical practice interests include treatment of skin diseases with phototherapy and phohemotherapy (PUVA). Currently, Dr. Mutasim's private practice is limited to consultations for complex dermatological disorders such as lupus, dermatomyositis, pemphigus, other blistering diseases, severe psoriasis, and skin lymphomas.