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Infectious Diseases of the Skin

1st Edition

By Dirk M Elston

CRC Press

160 pages | 397 Color Illus.

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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.


…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

Table of Contents

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

Subject Categories

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