Dermatology Essentials,
Edition 2
By Jean L. Bolognia, MD, Julie V. Schaffer, MD, Karynne O. Duncan, MD and Christine Ko, MD

Publication Date: 29 Nov 2021
Edited by world authorities Drs. Jean L. Bolognia, Julie V. Schaffer, Karynne O. Duncan, and Christine J. Ko, Dermatology Essentials, 2nd Edition, provides the fast answers you need on every important aspect of dermatology and guidance on their application in your day-to-day practice. Derived from the renowned authoritative reference work Dermatology, 4th Edition, this on-the-go reference distills the essential information needed to quickly diagnose and manage a wide range of dermatologic disorders—without the need for any additional resources. It’s an ideal reference for family medicine and internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who diagnose, treat, and refer patients with dermatological conditions. 

Key Features

  • Features a highly user-friendly, "easy-in-easy-out" format and a wealth of tables and schematics for instant visual comprehension. 

  • Helps you visualize more of the conditions you see in practice with over 1,800 typical clinical images, illustrations, and line drawings. 

  • Includes numerous practical tables, intuitive artworks, and logical algorithms to help you avoid diagnostic pitfalls. 

  • Expedites decision making with easily recognizable DDx and Rx sections that provide rapid, direct reference to current guidance and treatment recommendations. Downloadable worksheets are also available. 

  • Features unique introductory chapters that cover the basic principles of dermatology, bedside diagnostics, and clinical approach to a fever and rash—extremely helpful information for the beginner.  

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. 

About the author
By Jean L. Bolognia, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, USA; Julie V. Schaffer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Hackensack, NJ, USA; Karynne O. Duncan, MD, Private Practice, St Helena, CA, USA and Christine Ko, MD, Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, USA
Table of Contents
1 Basic principles of dermatology
2 Bedside diagnostics
3 Fever and rash
4 Pruritus and dysesthesias
5 Psychocutaneous disorders
6 Psoriasis
7 Other papulosquamous disorders
8 Erythroderma
9 Lichen planus and lichenoid eruptions
10 Atopic dermatitis
11 Other eczematous eruptions
12 Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis, occupational dermatoses, and dermatoses due to plants
13 Clinical approach to hand, foot and diaper dermatitis
14 Urticaria and angioedema
15 Figurate erythemas
16 Erythema Multiforme, Steven-Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
17 Drug reactions
18 Purpura and Disorders of Microvascular Occlusion
19 Vasculitis
20 Eosinophilic dermatoses
21 Neutrophilic dermatoses
22 Pregnancy Dermatoses
23 Pemphigus
24 Bullous pemphigoid, mucous membrane pemphigoid and epidermolysis bullosa aquisita
25 Dermatitis herpetiformis  and Linear IgA Bullous
26 Epidermolysis Bullosa
27 Other vesiculobullous diseases
28 Vesiculobullous and Erosive Disorders in Newborns and Infants
29 Acne vulgaris
30 Rosacea and periorificial dermatitis 
31 Folliculitis
32 Diseases of the eccrine and apocrine glands
33 Lupus erythematosus
34 Dermatomyositis
35 Systemic sclerosis and sclerodermoid disorders
36 Morphea and lichen sclerosus
37 Other rheumatologic diseases
38 Mucinoses
39 Amyloidosis
40 Deposition disorders
41 Porphyria
42 Calcinosis cutis and osteoma cutis
43 Nutritional disorders
44 Graft versus host disease
45 Skin signs of systemic disease
46 Ichthyoses and Erythrokeratodermas
47 Keratodermas
48 Darier disease and Hailey-Hailey disease
49 Primary immunodeficiencies
50 Neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis
51 Mosiac skin conditions
52 Other genodermatoses
53 Developmental anomalies
54 Vitiligo and disorders of hypopigmentation
55 Disorders of hyperpigmentation
56 Alopecias
57 Hypertrichosis and Hirsutism
58 Nail Disorders
59 Oral disease
60 Anogenital disease
61 Bacterial diseases
62 Mycobacterial diseases
63 Rickettsial diseases
64 Fungal diseases
65 Cutaneous manifestations of HIV Infection [and HIV-related Disorders]
66 Human Papillomavirus
67 Human herpesviruses (HHV)
68 Other viral diseases
69 Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
70 Protozoa and worms
71 Infestations
72 Bites and stings
73 Photodermatoses
74 Environmental and Sports-related diseases
75 Cutaneous Signs of Drug, Child and Elder Abuse
76 Histiocytoses
77 Xanthomas
78 Non-infectious granulomas disorders including foreign body reactions
79 Perforating disorders
80 Heritable  connective tissue disorders
81 Dermal hypertrophies
82 Atrophies of connective tissue
83 Panniculitis
84 Lipodystrophies
85 Infantile hemangiomas and vascular malformations
86 Ulcers
87 Other vascular disorders
88 Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
89 Benign epithelial tumors and proliferations
90 Cysts
91 Adnexal neoplasms
92 Benign melanocytic neoplasms
93 Melanoma
94 Vascular Neoplasms and  Reactive Proliferations
95 Common soft tissue tumors/ Proliferations
96 Mastocytosis
97 B-cell lymphomas of the skin
98 Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
99 Other lymphoproliferative and myeloproliferative diseases
100 Cutaneous metastases
 Appendix A - Corticosteroid classes
Book Reviews

"This is a valuable resource for dermatologists and non-dermatologists. The book refers readers to the main Dermatology reference by the same authors should they need to read about a particular topic in greater depth. This book is dense and concise. There are no wasted words."

 ©Doody’s Review Service, 2022, Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice) Doody's Score: 4 Stars!

Book details
ISBN: 9780323624534
Page Count: 1104
Illustrations : 2370 illustrations (2275 in full color)
Retail Price : £75.99
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