Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology

Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology

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By (author) Susan Burge, By (author) Dinny Wallis


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Part-work (fascículo) | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 180mm x 23mm | 327g
  • Publication date: 29 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199558329
  • ISBN 13: 9780199558322
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 147 illustrations and images
  • Sales rank: 105,874

Product description

Although skin conditions are common and affect people of all ages, little time is available for dermatology in the undergraduate curriculum. Junior doctors feel unprepared when faced with patients with skin conditions and most are unsure how to reach a diagnosis or plan management. The Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology provides accessible and practical advice that meets the needs of healthcare professionals working in hospitals. It will also be of value to those working in the community, and to medical students. This book focuses on medical rather than surgical dermatology. Illustrated and in full colour, it covers the common skin conditions seen in all branches of medicine, the cutaneous signs of systemic disease, and the art of making a diagnosis. The problem-based approach and the pocket-size make the book an invaluable bedside tool. Readers are led through the necessary steps in order to reach a diagnosis at the bedside. Chronic skin diseases are disabling and embarrassing. This handbook promotes a patient-centred approach and good communication, and clinicians are encouraged to use simple quality of life measures to evaluate the impact of skin conditions on the patient.

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Author information

Dinny Wallis is a Specialty Registrar in Rheumatology training in the Severn Deanery. After graduating from Bristol University Medical School, she spent a year working in Australia before returning to Bristol to complete general medical training. Since specialising in rheumatology, she has worked in Yeovil District Hospital, the Bristol Royal Infirmary and currently the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.

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Well designed ... portable and provides the basic foundation for diagnosing skin diseases ... Medical students will find this handbook useful. It is reasonably priced and offers a logical framework for deciphering and managing what can be a puzzling task for the nondermatologist confronted with a patient with an obvious skin disorder. Doody's Notes

Table of contents

1. Structure and function of the skin ; 2. History in dermatology ; 3. The dermatological examination ; 4. What is the diagnosis? ; 5. Skin failure and emergency dermatology ; 6. Bacterial and spirochaetal infections ; 7. Viral and fungal infections ; 8. Infestations and parasites ; 9. Psoriasis ; 10. Eczema and lichen planus ; 11. Urticaria and erythema ; 12. Pustular rashes ; 13. Blisters ; 14. Oral and genital ulceration ; 15. Leg ulcers and lymphoedema ; 16. Sun and skin ; 17. Tumours ; 18. Cutaneous reaction to drugs ; 19. Rheumatology ; 20. Vasculitis ; 21. Panniculitis ; 22. Diabetes and endocrinology ; 23. Skin and renal disease ; 24. Skin and gastroenterology ; 25. Skin and chest diseases ; 26. Skin and haematology/oncology ; 27. Skin and neurology ; 28. Skin and psychiatry ; 29. Skin in the elderly ; 30. Skin and pregnancy ; 31. Skin in infancy and childhood ; 32. Special tools and investigations ; 33. Medical management ; 34. Resources