The ethos of this bestselling text is that however much or little you know about skin disease you can always arrive at the right diagnosis. The secret is to examine the surface of the rash or skin lesion which will help you classify the clinical features correctly - colour, surface features, type of lesion, border and how long it has been present. Algorithms throughout each chapter give the differential diagnosis for the features you have elicited. Accompanying clinical photographs and clear descriptions of the conditions will enable you to check whether you are right or not. If your choice seems unlikely, any conditions that could be confused with the one you selected are listed along the base of the algorithm to help you compare diagnoses so that you can get to the right answer.
We hope this new edition - enhanced with specific instructions on treatment - will be the only quick clinical reference you will ever need for dermatology diagnoses.
With over 1000 illustrations.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to dermatological diagnosis
2 Introduction to dermatological treatment
3 Hairy scalp
4 Acute erythematous rashes on the face
5 Chronic erythematous rashes on the face
6 Mouth, lips, tongue & ear
7 Acute erythematous rashes on the trunk & limbs
8 Chronic erythematous rashes on the trunk & limbs
9 Non-erythematous lesions
11 Genitalia and perineum
12 Lower legs
13 Hands and feet
List of drugs and associated drug reactions
Classification of topical steroid by potency
Emollient products – how and when to use
Wash products & bath emollients
Summary of types of wound and dressings to use
Reducing bacterial counts and odour
Absorption of exudate
Wound and ulcer dressings
Index of algorithms
Erythematous lesions inside back cover
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