Hyperpigmentation: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


1st Edition

Edited by Dimitris Rigopoulos, Alexander C. Katoulis

CRC Press

302 pages | 176 Color Illus.

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Darkening patches on the skin can result in great distress for the patient. However, definitive diagnosis between the many possible causes and effective treatment can be very hard for the medical practitioner to achieve. This is the first major professional reference with systematic coverage of diagnosis and the various treatment options, and it will be an indispensable clinical reference.

Table of Contents


I Histology, Physiology, and Pathophysiology of Skin Pigmentation

1 The color of the skin

Rashmi Sarkar

2 The melanocyte and melanogenesis

Dimitrios Xekardakis, Sabine Krueger-Krasagakis, and Konstantinos Krasagakis

3 Melanin

M. Badawy Abdel-Naser, Sabine Krueger-Krasagakis, and

Konstantinos Krasagakis

4 Pathophysiology of hyperpigmentation

Shalini B. Reddy and Neelam Vashi

II Disorders of Hyperpigmentation

5 Melasma

Clio Dessinioti and Andreas Katsambas

6 Erythema dyschromicum perstans

Vassiliki Tzanetakou and Electra Nicolaidou

7 Lichen planus pigmentosus

Ffstratios Vakirlis and Dimitrios Ioannides

8 Primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis

Elena Sotiriou

9 Mastocytosis

Michael P Makris

10 Pityriasis versicolor

Rashmi Sarkar and Vanya Narayan

11 Atrophoderma of Pasini-Pierini

Elizabeth Lazaridou

12 Poikilderma of Civette

Alexander C Katoulis and Nikolaos G. Stavrianeas

13 Pigmented non melanocytic skin lesions

Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana, Caterina Longo, and Giuseppe Argenziano

14 Drug-induced hyperpigmentation

Raimonds Karls

15 Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Torello Lotti, Tommaso Tanini, Maja Kovacevic, and Serena Gianfaldoni

16 Linear hyperpigmentation

Chee Leok Goh

17 Flagellate hyperpigmentation

Clarissa Prieto Herman Reinehr, Juliano Peruzzo, and Tania Cestari

18Reticular hyperpigmentation

Alexander C Katsoulis and Efthymia Sourra

19 Genodermatoses

Aikaterini Patsatsi

III Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis

20 Clinical examination

Clarissa Prieto Herman Reinehr, Juliano Peruzzo, and Tania Cestari

21 Wood's Lamp

Juliano Peruzzo, Clarissa Prieto Herman Reinehr, and Tania Cestari

22 Dermoscopy

Teresa Deinlein and Iris Zalaudek

23 Histopathology

Almut Böer-Auer

24 Reflectance confocal microscopy

Caterina Longo, Maurizio Greco, Silvana Ciardo, and Giovanni Pellacani

25 Spectrophotometry

Riccardo Pampena

26 Diagnostic algorithms

Stamatis Gregoriou

27 Differential diagnosis of circumscribed and diffuse hyperpigmentation

Maria Kyriazopoulou and Efstathios Rallis

IV Treatment

28 Cosmetic camouflage for pigmentation issues

Zoe Diana Draelos

29 Sunscreens

Pauline Lecerf

30 Medical therapy

Dimitrios Rigopoulos, Alexander C Katoulis, Efthymia Sourra, and Antigone Alevizou

31 Chemical peels

Myrto Trakatelli, Kostantinos Kalokasidis, and Paola Pasquali

32 Cryotherapy

Paola Pasquali and Myrto Trakatelli

33 Electrosurgery

Maria Tsoukas and Jeremiah Au

34 Lasers

Maria Tsoukas, Monica Boen, Caroline Doo, and Benjamin C Garden

35 Intense Pulsed Light

Owen Kramer, Benjamin C Garden, and Maria Tsoukas


About the Editors

Dimitris Rigopoulos, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology-Venereology

Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Alexander Katoulis, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology-Venereology

Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Subject Categories

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