The skin is often the first organ to show that a serious disease exists in the body. Too often, clues from the skin are missed or neglected when examining a patient. From dog bites that don't heal to the dermatological effects of a vegan diet, 50 Cases in Dermatological Medicine demonstrates the astonishing variety of cutaneous responses that occur in a range of underlying pathologies. This fascinating treatise presents fifty cases from King's College Hospital that show the important relationship between dermatology and other medical disciplines.
Hematemesis and Warts. Annular Lesions on the Face of a Neonate. A Warty Plaque on the Sole of a Foot. Dystrophic Nails and Lethargy. Stretchy Skin. Chronic Crusting of the Scalp. Generalized Papular Thickening of the Skin. Flexural Erythema following Chemotherapy. Painful Pustules in Pregnancy. Discharging Nodules on the Jaw. Thickening of the Facial Skin, Hand Weakness and Loss of Peripheral Sensation. Facial and Anogenital Dermatitis in an Infant. Non-healing Dog Bites. Two Patients with Pustular Plaques on a Neurosurgical Ward. Fever and Purpuric Lesions in an Infant. Photosensitivity with Skin Cancers. A Papular Eruption in a Patient with Leukaemia. A Polycyclic Rash in a Patient with Epilepsy. Flexural Papules, Thirst and Polyuria. Facial Plaques and Fever. Generalized Thickening of the Skin following Bone Marrow Transplantation. Pruritic Plaques in Pregnancy. Multiple Painless Ulcers in a Traveler. A Pigmented and Purple Plaque. Photosensitivity with Scarring. Generalized Hyperpigmentation and Swelling of the Hands. Birthmarks and Macrodactyly. Facial Nodules, Cough and Breathlessness. A Unilateral Breast Rash. Fever and a Desquamating Rash in an Infant. A Follicular Eruption in a Vegan. Erythroderma in a Jamaican Man. An Inflamed Toe and a Rash on the Legs in an Immunosuppressed Patient. Periorbital Erythema following Chemotherapy. Nodules and Plaques in a Boy with Progressive Liver Failure. Unilateral Groin Rash. Patches, Plaques and Lymphadenopathy. A Plaque on the Shin. A Rash and Numbness Involving the Right Thumb. Widespread Skin Sloughing in a Man with Fits. A Plaque on the Chest. A Polymorphic Mucocataneous Eruption in a Patient with Lymphoma. Abdominal Pain, Fever, and Acral Purpura. Papules on the Buttocks. A Non-Healing Crusted Plaque in a Child. A Rash on the Face, Upper Back and Hands. A Large Vascular Tumour in an HIV-Positive Man. Linear Blisters and Pigmentation in a Baby Girl. Gradual Coarse Wrinkling of the Skin. Breathlessness and Widesprea