Ethnic Dermatology: Clinical Problems and Skin Pigmentation, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ethnic Dermatology

Clinical Problems and Skin Pigmentation, 2nd Edition

Edited by Clive B. Archer

© 2009 – CRC Press

216 pages

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Recognizing the enormous variety of skin diseases in lightly pigmented skin depends on the development of a number of visual skills that have to be developed still further to recognize skin diseases in deeply pigmented skin from different ethnic groups. The comparison of skin disorders in white and deeply pigmented skin is in itself an important way of learning; by using this book regularly, the reader will become familiar with the appearance of common and uncommon skin diseases in people with varying degrees of skin pigmentation. This beautifully illustrated text on ethnic dermatology provides a systematic approach to the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of skin diseases; the second edition has been reorganized and updated to enforce its usefulness for the busy practitioner needing to compare important differences in the way skin diseases manifest themselves.


“This publication fulfils its stated goals by providing an excellent pictorial reference of comparative dermatology… What sets this text apart… is that it not only illustrates the characteristics and morphological features of a wide variety of cutaneous disorders in black skin, but perhaps even more importantly illustrates and contrasts these characteristics with the unique manifestations of corresponding disorders in patients with white skin… This text is invaluable… The photographs are superb.”

–Archives of Dermatology (On the First Edition)

“Despite the relatively high cost, I believe that this book contains enough really good pictures to be valuable, particularly to the trainee dermatologist, or to the practitioner… I would certainly suggest that a place for this atlas should be found on the shelves of any dermatology department involved in training.”

British Journal of Dermatology (On the First Edition)

“The text is informative and concise… the format of the book is very practical and information is easy to access. The relevant iconography makes it a pleasure reading this book.”

Skin Research and Technology (On the First Edition)

Table of Contents

1. Skin Diseases and Ethnic Groups. 2. Disorders with Epidermal Change. 3. Disorders with Epidermal Appendages and Related Disorders. 4. Disorders of the Dermal-Epidermal Interface and the Dermis. 5. Disorders of Epidermal and Dermal-Epidermal Cohesion. 6. Disorders of the Dermis. 7. Disorders of the Vasculature and Subcutaneous Borders. 8. Dermatological Aspects of Internal Medicine. 9. Disorders of Altered Reactivity. 10. Disorders of Melanocytes. 11. Non-Melanocytic Tumours. 12. Infectious Diseases and Infestations.  

About the Editor

CLIVE B. ARCHER MD (Lond), PhD (Lond), FRCP Edin, FRCP (Lond) is Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Bristol Dermatology Centre, the Bristol Royal Infirmary (UBHT), and the University of Bristol, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Surgery / General