by Electra Nicolaidou

There are many disorders of a lack of pigmentation in the skin, with different causations and effects, of which vitiligo is only the best known; this comprehensive text from international experts will enable clinicians to diagnose the full range of these conditions and suggest the most effective management options for their patients. Contents: Basic concepts of melanocyte biology * Approach to hypopigmentation * Historical review of vitiligo * Epidemiology and classification of vitiligo * Pathophysiology of vitiligo * Segmental vitiligo * Childhood versus post-childhood vitiligo * Pharmacological therapy of vitiligo * Surgical treatment of vitiligo * Phototherapy and lasers in the treatment of vitiligo * Emerging treatments for vitiligo * Tuberous sclerosis complex * Oculocutaneous albinism * Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Chediak-Chigasi syndrome, and Griscelli syndrome * Piebaldism * Waardenburg syndrome * Alezzandrini syndrome, Margolis syndrome, Cross syndrome, and other rare genetic disorders * Mosaic hypopigmentation * Skin disorders causing post-inflammatory hypopigmentation * Infectious and parasitic causes of hypopigmentation * Melanoma leukoderma * Halo nevi * Drug-induced hypopigmentation * Hypopigmentation from chemical and physical agents * Guttate hypomelanosis and progressive hypomelanosis of the trunk (progressive macular hypomelanosis)

Comprehensive Textbook on Vitiligo

by Vineet Relhan

Vitiligo is a disorder having a significant impact in dark-skinned individuals. Along with the historical, cultural, and psychological aspects of the disease the multifactorial pathogenesis of this disorder is discussed in detail with special emphasis on the newer hypotheses proposed in the causation. Descriptions of the clinical aspects of the disease are supplemented with clinical photographs covering the latest therapeutic and surgical treatment options. Nonconventional treatments such as cosmetic camouflage and tattooing are also discussed. Topics of controversy such as the role of diet, patient selection for surgery, and so on, are covered in depth. Key Features

  • Discusses the recent advances in treatment
  • Evidence-based approach
  • Quality of life and psychological aspects covered
  • Nonconventional treatment options included with practical tips on vitiligo surgery
  • Controversial topics covered

Color Atlas of Dermoscopy

by Horacio Cabo

Dermoscopy is a non-invasive, widely used diagnostic tool that aids the diagnosis of skin lesions and is proven to increase the accuracy of melanoma diagnosis. This colour atlas is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis of skin lesions and melanomas using a dermoscope. Beginning with an introduction to the use of the dermascope, the following chapters teach clinicians how to recognise dermoscopic criteria, colours and patterns, how to diagnose different types of lesions and calculate diagnostic algorithms. The finals sections cover related topics including entomodermatoscopy, inflammatoscopy, trichoscopy and capilaroscopy. This highly useful resource is enhanced by more than 1000 clinical images and illustrations. Key points

  • Comprehensive guide to diagnosis of skin lesions and melanomas using a dermoscope
  • Teaches clinicians how to recognise dermoscopic criteria
  • Covers related dermatoscopic topics
  • Includes more than 1000 images and illustrations

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

by Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro

The Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis provides useful and concise information for microbiologists and professionals diagnosing the most medically relevant fungal species. Cellular and molecular techniques, immunological methods, and more accurate microscopy equipment available in most mycology laboratories now make diagnosis more routine. Furthermore, information regarding medical mycology, including identification of specific fungal pathogens, is widely available. This book helps mycologists address the emerging challenges of diagnosis. Key Features

  • Succinct summary of fungal disease diagnosis
  • Includes opportunistic fungal infections that can afflict immunocompromised patients
  • Permits the identification of common fungal pathogens
  • Reviews antifungal drugs
Related Titles Ghannoum, M. A. & John R. Perfect, eds. Antifungal Therapy, 2nd ed. (ISBN 978-1-4987-6814-6) Miyaji, M., ed. Animal Models in Medical Mycology (ISBN 978-1-3158-9059-3) Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi and M. Rai, eds. Medical Mycology: Current Trends and Future Prospects (ISBN 978-1-4987-1421-1)

Diagnosing the Less Common Skin Tumors: Clinical Appearance and Dermoscopy Correlation

by Caterina Longo

Many texts deal with how to diagnose the straightforward melanomas of the skin, but there are many less common skin tumors that a clinician needs to be aware of because these are still likely to be encountered at some point in a clinical setting and many of them have serious implications. This highly illustrated text from an internationally acclaimed researcher provides a reliable guide to how to proceed with diagnosis of these more challenging entities.

Epidemiology of Diabetes

Jahangir Moini

Epidemiology of Diabetes addresses the patterns, risk factors and prevention tactics for the epidemic of diabetes in the US population. Diabetes is a costly and common disease that needs serious attention and awareness. Diabetes causes devastating consequences, such as neuropathy, retinopathy, nephropathy and vasculopathy. This succinct reference focuses on current data and research on diabetes, and is essential reading for diabetes care providers, as well as health care decision-makers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that more than 100 million US adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes, hence this is a timely resource on the topic.

  • Serves as a starting point for medical professionals who are addressing the patterns, risk factors, prevention and treatment of the epidemic of diabetes in the US population
  • Discusses the epidemic and prevalence of diabetes in the United States, covering the disability, burden and mortality of diabetes
  • Covers the epidemiology of nutrition and diet, addressing carbohydrates and fiber, fats, protein, alcohol and nutritional intervention

Color Atlas of Dermatopathology

by Jane M. Grant-Kels

This outstanding dermatopathology atlas emphasizes the correlation of pathological findings with clinical presentations and presents a reader-friendly approach to the diagnosis and interpretation of skin biopsy results. With an abundance of color clinical and histologic photographs, and descriptions of numerous dermatological diseases and conditions, this source is a must-have for anyone preparing for dermatology or pathology board exams, or for those desiring a strong understanding of the clinical or pathological presentations of disease.

Handbook of Cosmetic Skin Care

by Avi Shai

Cosmetics are increasingly tending towards being medications, and it can often be hard, even for a professional in the field, to assess the suitability and effectiveness of the range of products and procedures available. This acclaimed fully illustrated and highly readable handbook discusses the main types of treatment available for the skin, hair and nails. It explains how these treatments are used and how they act, including descriptions of the active ingredients involved. Special emphasis is given to preventive measures. All those wishing to broaden their knowledge of cosmetics and skin care, or those already working in the beauty care and skin care industries, will find this book a clear and simple guide to the medical and scientific aspects of skin, hair and nail care.


by Dimitris Rigopoulos

Darkening patches on the skin can result in great distress for the patient. However, definitive diagnosis between the many possible causes and effective treatment can be very hard for the medical practitioner to achieve. This is the first major professional reference with systematic coverage of diagnosis and the various treatment options, and it will be an indispensable clinical reference.

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