Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology 4th edition
In a review, Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology 4th edition in Postgraduate Education for General Practice the superb colour photographs, the comprehensive and readable text, the clinical accuracy and
acumen of the authors. What’s special is the diagnostically and educationally helpful structure. This Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology 4th edition pdf book understands that most of us haven’t got photographic memories, and panic when we don’t immediately recognise a skin lesion. Provided we can establish a few simple features of the rash –
- where it is ?
- what colour ?
- how long it has been there ?
- surface characteristics ?
Author turn the appropriate algorithm, look at the picture for confirmation and come up with the right answer. It is such a relief I could burst into tears of gratitude.The Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology 4th edition pdf incorporate treatment into the text and this new edition has brought that up to date, particularly with the new
biologic treatments. Many new photographs, especially of rashes in black and Asian skin in this 4ht edition.
Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology 4th edition content
1 Introduction to dermatological diagnosis 1
2 Introduction to dermatological treatment 23
3 Hair and hairy scalp 69
4 Acute erythematous rash on the face 97
5 Chronic erythematous rash on the face 111
6 Mouth, tongue, lips and ears 141
7 Acute erythematous rash on the trunk and limbs 165
8 Chronic erythematous lesions on trunk and limbs 195
9 Non-erythematous lesions 261
10 Flexures: axilla, groin, natal cleft, sub-mammary folds 335
11 Genitalia including pubic, perianal and perineal areas 351
12 Lower legs 371
13 Hands and feet 403
14 Nails 435
List of drugs and associated drug reactions 459
Emollient products: how and when to use 462
Wash and bath emollient products: how and when to use 463
Classifi cation of topical steroids by potency 464
Index of algorithms 465
How to use this Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology 4th edition pdf book
This book has been written to aid in the diagnosis of an unknown rash or lesion, and we encourage you to use it while examining the patient. You will need to describe the rash or lesions using the system outlined here.
2. Erythematous (blanches on pressure) or Non-erythematous
3. Acute (<2 weeks’ duration) or Chronic (>2 weeks’ duration)
4. Surface features (see Chapter 1 for definitions): normal/smooth (i.e. same as surrounding skin) or scaly, hyperkeratotic, warty, crust, exudate, excoriated
5. Type of lesion(s) (see Chapter 1 for definitions): flat lesions – macules and patches raised lesions – papules, plaques and nodules fluid-fi lled lesions – vesicles, bullae and pustules surface broken – erosions, ulcers and fi ssures And if non-erythematous, describe the
due to blood – pink, red, purple, mauve
due to pigment – brown, black, blue
due to lack of blood/pigment – white
other colours – yellow, orange, grey