5th Edition

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology

By Richard Ashton, Barbara Leppard Copyright 2021
    358 Pages 1101 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    358 Pages 1101 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    358 Pages 1101 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS IN DERMATOLOGY

    Fifth Edition

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

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

    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 clear descriptions of the conditions 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 - enhanced with specific instructions on treatment - will be the only quick clinical reference you will ever need for dermatology diagnoses.

    With over 1000 illustrations.

    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

    Biography

    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