Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology  book cover
5th Edition

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology

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ISBN 9780367085971
December 28, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
358 Pages 1101 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The ethos of this bestselling text is that however much or little you know about skin disease you can always arrive at the right diagnosis. The secret is to examine the surface of the rash or skin lesion which will help you classify the clinical features correctly - colour, surface features, type of lesion, border and how long it has been present. Algorithms throughout each chapter give the differential diagnosis for the features you have elicited. Accompanying clinical photographs and a clear description of the condition will enable you to check whether you are right or not. If your choice seems unlikely, any conditions that could be confused with the one you selected are listed along the base of the algorithm to help you compare diagnoses so that you can get to the right answer.

We hope this new edition - now enhanced with specific instructions on treatment - will be the only quick clinical reference you will ever need for dermatology diagnoses.

With over 1000 illustrations

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to dermatological diagnosis 
 2 Introduction to dermatological treatment 
 3 Hairy scalp 
 4 Acute erythematous rashes on the face 
 5 Chronic erythematous rashes on the face 
 6 Mouth, lips, tongue & ear 
 7 Acute erythematous rashes on the trunk & limbs 
 8 Chronic erythematous rashes on the trunk & limbs 
 9 Non-erythematous lesions 
 10 Flexures 
 11 Genitalia and perineum 
 12 Lower legs 
 13 Hands and feet 
 14 Nails 
  General index 
  List of drugs and associated drug reactions 
  Classification of topical steroid by potency 
  Emollient products – how and when to use 
  Wash products & bath emollients 
  Summary of types of wound and dressings to use 
  Debriding agents 
  Reducing bacterial counts and odour 
  Absorption of exudate 
  Wound and ulcer dressings 
  Index of algorithms
  Non-erythematous lesions 
 Erythematous lesions inside back cover

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RICHARD ASHTON, MA, MD, FRCP, is a Consultant Dermatologist, Lighthouse Clinic, Isle of Wight, UK, formerly Consultant Dermatologist to the Royal Navy

BARBARA LEPPARD, DM, FRCP, is a Retired Consultant Dermatologist, Southampton University NHS Trust, UK