Pigmentary Skin DisordersEditor: Prasad Kumarasinghe1. A Clinical Classification of Pigmentary Disorders Bernadette Ricciardo, Prasad Kumarasinghe2. Dermatopathological Clues in Pigmentary DisordersRiti Bhatia, M. Ramam 3. Measurements of Skin Color Deepani Munidasa, Gerrit Schlippe, Sharnika Abeyakirthi 4. Dermoscopy of MelanomaBenjamin Carew, James Muir5. Advances in Dermoscopy of Pigmented Lesions of SkinUday S. Khopkar, Ankit M. Bharti 6. Reflectance Confocal Micrsocopy and Pigmentary DisordersNesrine Brahimi, Pascale Guitera 7. Update on Albinism Masahiro Hayashi, Tamio Suzuki 8. Recent Advances in the Pathogenesis and the Medical Management of Vitiligo Muhammed Razmi, Davinder 9. Surgical Modalities in Management of VitiligoSanjeev V. Mulekar 10. Progressive Macular HypomelanosisGermaine Nathalie Relyveld 11. Guttate Leukoderma Nisansala Mahenthi Nagodavithana, Prasad Kumarasinghe12. Current Views on MelasmaKyoung-Chan Park, Hee Young Kang 13. Macular Pigmentation of Uncertain Etiology Jahannes F. Dayrit, Prasad Kumarasinghe14. Post-inflammatory HyperpigmentationMichelle Rodrigues, Ana Sofia Ayala-Cortes 15. Lasers in Pigmentary DisordersMelissa Levoska, Tasneem F. Mohammad, Iltefat Hamzavi 16. Phototherapy in Pigmentary Disorders Theng Thiam Seng Colin, Eugene Sern-Ting Tan 17. Chemical Peels in Pigmentary DisordersRashmi Sarkar, Chivani Bansal 18. Depigmenting AgentsPriyadarshani Galappatthy, Deepani Rathnayake
Diagnosis and management of pigmentary skin disorders has become an important area in dermatology as the demand for treatment of these conditions has increased exponentially, particularly with skin of color. However, coverage in standard texts regarding various pigmentary disorders is insufficient and the need for focused attention on new developments and latest research findings is growing. Pigmentary Skin Disorders is written and edited by international leaders in the field and chapters include a clinician's approach to categorizing pigmentary disorders, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, lasers in pigmentary disorders, and drug-induced pigmentation. This volume is part of Springer's Updates in Clinical Dermatology series which aims to promote the rapid and efficient transfer of medical research into clinical practice. Covering new developments and innovations in all fields of clinical dermatology, it provides the clinician with a review and summary of recent research and its implications for clinical practice. Each volume is focused on a clinically relevant topic and explains how research results impact diagnostics, treatment options and procedures, as well as patient management. The reader-friendly volumes are highly structured with core messages, summaries, tables, diagrams and illustrations and are written by internationally well-known experts in the field.
Prasad Kumarasinghe, MBBS,MD,FCCP,FAMS,FACD is Clinical Associate Professor and Consultant Dermatologists at the University of Western Australia, Department of Dermatology, and is affiliated with Fiona Stanley Hospital. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists (FACD), a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Medicine (FAMS), a Fellow of the Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists (FSLCD) and a Fellow of the Ceylon College of Physicians (FCCP). He worked as a Consultant Dermatologist at several university teaching hospitals in Sri Lanka and Singapore before commencing practice in Australia. Dr Kumarasinghe is a leading authority on pigmentary disorders and tropical dermatology and is a regular speaker at many national and international dermatology forums including the World Congress of Dermatology, International Congress of Dermatology and the International Pigment Cell Conference. He has authored or co-authored over 90 scientific papers in reputed medical journals and written chapters in several internationally recognised dermatology textbooks.SERIES EDITORS:Dr. Howard Maibach is an expert in contact and occupational dermatitis and sees patient at the Environmental Dermatosis Clinic, which is part of the Dermatology Clinic. His specialty is dermatotoxicology, or skin exposure toxicity; allergies and skin disorders; and dermatopharmacology or the study of medications for skin disorders. Dr. Maibach has been on the editorial board of more than 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and the Internal Commission on Occupation Health. He is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at UCSF.Dr. Chee Leok Goh is a top Consultant Dermatologist, Professor and Adjunct Professor at the National Skin Centre Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Duke- NUS Graduate Medical Centre, Singapore. Dr Goh's expertise includes Dermatology, Contact and Occupational Dermatology, Aesthetic Dermatology, Cutaneous Lasers, Pigmentation Disorders, Dermatitis, Aqua Vulgaris, Urticaria, Photo-aging skin changes, Drug eruptions, Skin infections, Hair fall, Psoriasis, Immunobulous disorders, Hemangioma and portwine stains, Contact and Occupational Dermatitis etc.Dr. John Berth-Jones is a Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Specialist Registrar in Dermatology Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Norwich, UK.