Diagnosing a genetic skin disease can sometimes be a difficult task for a dermatologist. This is especially true for genodermatoses generally considered rare diseases seldom seen by practicing clinicians. As a result, professionals often have little experience with their diagnosis.
The Atlas of Genodermatoses presents a unique collection of such cases gathered patiently over the course of the years by the authors. It provides an unsurpassed overview of the major genodermatoses encountered in practice, even if only on rare occasions.
This book discusses almost 200 inherited diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. The entry for each disease includes its epidemiology, laboratory findings, genetics, pathogenesis, cutaneous and extracutaneous findings, differential diagnosis, disease course, complications, and follow-up and therapy, where appropriate.
In addition to being a clinical primer, this atlas is also a work of scientific research. The new edition rewrites the classification of some diseases, adds some newly described conditions, and updates established information with the latest molecular genetic studies and references. Specialists in both dermatology and pediatrics should find the atlas an invaluable frontline resource in the clinic.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 571
Weight: 1792 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"Unlike most pediatric dermatology books, this one has wonderful descriptions,
detailed excellent color photographs, and fabulous discussions of causative
genetic abnormalities, differential diagnoses, treatments, and associated
medical complications...This is a wonderful book. I highly recommend it to all dermatologists to expand their understanding of genodermatoses." - Patricia Wong, MD, Private Practice
Praise for the Previous Edition:
"...[T]his atlas parallels the considerable experience accumulated over several decades in the dermatological clinic of Milan ... a user-friendly comprehensive reference tool that will be useful as a bedside companion."
European Journal of Dermatology