1st Edition

Infectious Diseases of the Skin

By Dirk Elston Copyright 2009
    144 Pages 397 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    144 Pages 397 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Infections remain the leading cause of death worldwide and as new antibiotics are developed, organisms develop mechanisms of resistance. Successful treatment of skin infections relies on accurate and swift diagnosis, and visual inspection remains the most important means to that end. This book provides a pictorial guide to the diagnosis of common bacterial, fungal, and viral skin infections, as well as of arthropods of medical importance. The text is divided into chapters by class of organism, and in each chapter by clinical entity. It will be of lasting value to dermatologists and general physicians in practice and training.

    Introduction. Bacterial Infections. Viral Infections. Fungal Infections. Tropical Infections. Arthropods and Infestations.


    Dirk Elston

    ...covers comprehensively the content of skin infections with a marvelous sting in the tail... clinical photographs are of excellent quality, and importantly show classical as well as atypical presentations...The final chapter on Arthropods is the best and most accessible I have read on this topic...This is a great little book, both as a handy reference source for infectious disease physicians and dermatologists, and also for the interested generalist
    British Journal of Hospital Medicine

    References [are] useful and well chosen...A major asset is the high volume, and quality, of the illustrations
    Dermatology in Practice, February 2010