Dermatology Made Easy

Dermatology Made Easy

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From reviews:
"... a perfect solution to the constant struggle that dermatology diagnosis presents to primary care physicians and other providers...

This well-formatted book covers a vast array of topics ranging from common to rare skin disorders. The pictures are immensely helpful in the understanding of various skin rashes...."

Fam Med 2019;51(5):451-452.

"... easy to read and informative. One cannot emphasise enough
the quality and comprehensive nature of the photographic content....

As someone who was interested in dermatology even as a
medical student my only regret is that this book was not around when I was a
student as it would have very adequately guided me into my beloved

Ulster Med J 2017;86(3):1-1.

introduction outlines dermatological conditions by symptom, morphology and body
site, providing an excellent index prior to delving into greater detail in the
following chapters. The logical approach and level of detail make this text
perfect for medical students, interns/residents, primary care physicians and other
specialists who wish to quickly identify differential diagnoses or refresh
their knowledge of dermatological conditions." A Lecturer in Dermatology

Dermatology Made Easy
is based on the hugely popular DermNet New Zealand website and is designed to
help GPs, medical students and dermatologists diagnose skin conditions with

The book starts by providing a series of comprehensive
tables, complete with over 500 thumbnail photos, to aid diagnosis according to
symptoms, morphology, or body site. Once you have narrowed down the diagnosis,
cross-references then guide you to more detailed descriptions, and another 700
photographs, covering:

common infections

inflammatory rashes

non-inflammatory conditions

skin lesions

Every section provides consistent information on the

who gets it and what causes it?

what are the clinical features and does it cause
any complications?

how do you diagnose it?

how do you treat it and how long does it take to

The book concludes with a comprehensive section on further
investigations and treatment options.

Dermatology Made Easy
combines the essential focus of the Made
Easy book series with the authority and knowledge base of DermNet New
Zealand's unparalleled resources.

Printed in full colour throughout.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 25mm | 1,115.84g
  • Bloxham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1907904824
  • 9781907904820
  • 50,131

Table of contents


1 Differential diagnosis

1.1 Introduction; Diagnostic
algorithms: 1.2 By symptoms; 1.3 By morphology; 1.4 By body site

2 Infections

Bacteria; 2.2 Fungi; 2.3 Viruses; 2.4 Arthropods

3 Inflammatory rashes

Acne; 3.2 Bullous pemphigoid; 3.3 Chilblains; 3.4 Cutaneous lupus erythematosus;
3.5 Drug eruptions; 3.6 Dermatitis/eczema; 3.7 Erythema multiforme; 3.8
Erythroderma; 3.9 Granuloma annulare; 3.10 Hidradenitis suppurativa ; 3.11
Lichen planus ; 3.12 Lichen sclerosus ; 3.13 Mouth ulcers; 3.14
Panniculitis; 3.15 Periorificial dermatitis; 3.16 Photosensitivity; 3.17
Polymorphic light eruption; 3.18 Vulval pruritus; 3.19 Psoriasis; 3.20 Rosacea ;
3.21 Transient acantholytic dermatosis; 3.22 Urticaria; 3.23 Vasculitis: cutaneous

4 Non-inflammatory conditions

Alopecia areata; 4.2 Dry skin; 4.3 Excessive hair; 4.4 Hair loss; 4.5
Hyperhidrosis; 4.6 Keratosis pilaris; 4.7 Melasma; 4.8 Pigmentation disorders; 4.9
Post-inflammatory pigmentation; 4.10 Vitiligo

5 Skin lesions

Actinic cheilitis; 5.2 Actinic keratosis; 5.3 Ageing skin; 5.4 Basal cell
carcinoma; 5.5 Cysts; 5.6 Dermatofibroma; 5.7 Intraepidermal squamous cell
carcinoma; 5.8 Lentigo; 5.9 Melanoma; 5.10 Moles; 5.11 Seborrhoeic keratoses; 5.12
Squamous cell carcinoma - cutaneous; 5.13 Vascular lesions

6 Investigations and treatments

6.1 Dermatological investigations: general;
6.2 Skin biopsy; 6.3 Interpreting dermatopathology reports; 6.4 Treatments:
introduction; 6.5 Topical formulations; 6.6 Emollients and moisturisers; 6.7
Topical steroids; 6.8 Other topical drugs; 6.9 Tetracyclines; 6.10 Systemic
steroids; 6.11 Other oral drugs; 6.12 Methotrexate, azathioprine, ciclosporin
monitoring; 6.13 Isotretinoin; 6.14 Physical treatments; 6.15 Role of surgery
in skin disease

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Five-star Reviews:

Excellent resource "Great resource with pictures. I'm an ANP & this is useful for skin conditions when the patients are in the room or even when they've left to look up suitable terminology for writing notes. I work in a non teaching practice so I sometimes have to 'google' my way through consultations. This book really helps." Amazon reviewer

Valuable "It's a fabulous resource. I am a pharmacist and we are increasingly expected to respond to dermatology related signs and symptoms in community pharmacies as we rapidly become the first port of call for minor ailments. I use this book every day and have been able to confidently assess most skin conditions, using this well organised and easy to use book, and therefore suggest the best course of action, whether that be symptomatic treatment with a watch and wait approach or alternatively to see their GP." Amazon reviewer

Very satisfied "Very easy to find information about different skin conditions, written quite briefly and to the point with all the necessary knowledge one needs to deal with skin challenges." Amazon reviewer

This book is extremely useful and concise especially regarding Dermatological diagnosis "This is a superb book.

I have used the website DermNet New Zealand for a long time now.

This book is extremely useful and concise especially regarding Dermatological diagnosis." Amazon reviewer

Fantastic "Highly recommended for any ANP/ENPs out there" Amazon reviewer

Excellent & easy to use text book "Essential reading for any health care professional interested in dermatology. An excellent and easy to use resource." Amazon reviewer

Truly a tour-de-force "I am truly gobsmacked by the amount of effort that would have gone into putting a book like this together.

That the author did a remarkable job goes without saying; that she did it while doing a million other things is more or less the Amanda we have all come around to expecting; but the fact that she did this alone is what is so truly mind blowing.

I had to use it yesterday and was amazed at the logic that has gone into organising the book." Amazon reviewer

Fantastic book "Loved the website as my go to dermatology resource, and the book provides the same great info with plenty of useful pictures." Amazon reviewer

Good text book "Very good book with lots of pictures of various skin conditions. Also it is considerably cheaper than most dermatology books." Amazon reviewer

Good read for the subject "Very clear explanations" Amazon reviewer

Simple as the name says "Good book from the founder of DermnetNZ, Professor Amanda Oakley. The layout is simple and picyures are very good. Good value for money" Amazon reviewer

Five Stars "like the website - knowledgable /easy learning and full of good photos" Amazon reviewer

Lovely and useful "Great book" Amazon reviewer

Five Stars "love this book. Great illustrations" Amazon reviewer
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