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Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology

4th Edition

By Richard Ashton, Barbara Leppard, Hywel Cooper

CRC Press

416 pages

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pub: 2014-10-30
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Fully updated and revised, Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology, Fourth Edition has been greatly expanded and now includes entirely new chapters on specific areas such as mouth, tongue, lip and ear problems, acute erythematous rashes of the trunk and limbs, chronic erythematous rashes and lesions, and non-erythematous lesions. It also now includes an invaluable classification of topical steroids by potency.

Chapters are divided into different body areas, and possible diagnosis can be made by reading through the text or looking through the photographs.

It is a highly effective guide to dermatological diagnosis in the surgery or clinic, taking the reader through the process of diagnosing skin disease, from the basic biology of skin, history taking, describing skin lesions and carrying out special investigations.

With well over 750 illustrations, this full-colour book combines excellent clinical photography with practical text and clear diagrams throughout.


BMA Book of the Year 2015 Award Winner for General Practice

“Brilliant… Take for granted the superb colour photographs, the comprehensive and readable text, the clinical accuracy and acumen of the authors… what’s special is the diagnostically and educationally helpfully structure. This book understands that most of us do not have photographic memories, and panic when we don’t immediately recognise a skin lesion. Provided we can establish a few simple features on the rash – where it is, what colour, how long it has been there, surface characteristics – we turn to the appropriate algorithm, look at the picture for confirmation and come up with the right answer. It is such a relief I could burst into tears of gratitude.” -- Postgraduate Education for General Practice, on the First Edition

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition

Introduction to Dermatological Diagnosis

Introduction to Dermatological Treatment

Hair and Hairy Scalp

Acute Erythematous Rash on the Face

Mouth, Tongue, Lips and Ears

Acute Erythematous Rash on the Trunk and Limbs

Chronic Erythematous Lesions on Trunk and Limbs Non-erythematous Lesions

Flexures: Axilla, Groin, Natal Cleft, Sub-mammary Folds

Genitalia Including Pubic, Perianal and Perineal Areas

Lower Legs

Hands and Feet


General Index

List of Drugs and Associated Drug Reactions

Emollient Products: How and When to Use Wash and Bath Emollient Products: How and When to Use

Classification of Topical Steroids by Potency

Index of Algorithms

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice