This is an invaluable collection of information designed to help residents, fellows, and students - as well as any already qualified medical professional interested in revising the essentials of skin conditions – to master the basics of skin pathology. Using the principle of pattern recognition, it simplifies the multitude of dermatopathologic signs by using easy-to-memorize images of what the key features look like - photomnemonics. There are also helpful sections on the technical aspects of dermatopathology and on the key findings at each level of the skin. Organized simply and abundantly illustrated, this text will be an indispensable guide to revision for all its readers.
Table of Contents
The Basics of Dermatopathology. Characteristics of the cells at low power and close up view. Terminology, stains, and markers. Most Common Dermatologic Disorders: Pattern Analysis. Inflammatory dermatoses. Non-inflammatory dermatoses. Skin tumors. "Split Skin": Key Pathologic Findings at each Level and What they Mean. Key pathologic findings for levels of the skin.
'The book makes learning dermatopathology fun and relatively painless. The visual mnemonics are effective teaching tools...This book provides a framework for learning the basics of dermatopathology...[and] defines basic immunohistochemistry markers and describes basic concepts competently.'
Patricia Wong, MD, (Stanford University Medical Center)