Based on Dr. Rapini's popular Atlas of Dermatopathology, this practical resource delivers expert guidance on the evaluation and diagnosis of skin biopsies. It lists the important clinical and histological features and variations for common and unusual diseases, highlights their most characteristic features, and provides list of differential diagnosis for clinical and pathologic changes. A user-friendly formatcombined with a wealth of full-color illustrations and extensive cross referencingmake this the ideal bench side companion for quick reference and more accurate diagnoses. And, a bonus CD-ROM provides all of the book's images for use in PowerPoint®.
Presents over 700 full-color illustrationswith leader lines pointing out key pathologic findingsthat depict a wide range of conditions.
Provides differential diagnosis lists of clinical and pathologic findings. Clinical lists are based on location, symptoms, duration, arrangement, morphology, and color. Pathologic lists include major categories such as epidermal changes, dermal changes, and cell types.
Features extensive cross-referencing of differential diagnosis lists by finding and disease, enabling readers to locate information quickly.
Includes a bonus CD-ROM featuring all of the book's images for use in PowerPoint®.
Doody's Rating: * * * * This concise book is meant to be used as a supplement to existing textbooks of dermatopathology. It is unique in that it has extensive lists of differential diagnoses of both pathologic findings and clinical findings. Opening with extensive lists of differential diagnoses, the book then continues with inflammatory and neoplastic entities in dermatopathology. The use of differential diagnoses of both clinical features and pathologic features is innovative. There are numerous excellent illustrations.
This book has many excellent features and would be useful to general pathologists and dermatologists as well as residents in those fields. This is one of the few books that includes pathologic and clinical differential diagnoses and is one of the few concise texts. The photomicrographs are of excellent quality. A CD-ROM is included, so that some of the material could be used in lectures. Weighted Numerical Score: 94
By Ronald P. Rapini, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Professor of Pathology, University of Texas Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
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