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Dermatology Skills for Primary Care : An Illustrated Guide

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The diagnosis and treatment of common dermatologic problems is a critical area of skill and knowledge for primary care physicians. According to the US Department of 1 Health and Human Services, patients present to their physicians a skin rash as their chief concern for nearly 12 million office visits each year. In 73% of these office visits, patients see their internist, family physician, or pediatrician. In this respect, astonishingly, primary care clinicians see far more skin disease in their offices than dermatologists. Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide advances the targeted skill and knowledge base of primary care physicians, as well as the collaboration between dermatologists and primary care physicians, by its wise choice of organization, scope, and approach. Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide by Drs. Trozak, Tennenhouse, and Russell is an important addition to the dermatology literature because it has been written collaboratively by a skilled dermatologist and two excellent academic family physicians. As such, the book superbly targets the depth and scope of needs of primary care practitioners in the field of dermatology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 182 x 254 x 30mm | 1,301.82g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • 377 black & white illustrations, 286 colour illustrations, biography
  • 1588294897
  • 9781588294890
  • 2,386,437

Review quote

From the reviews: "...a good beginning dermatology book for primary care physicians wishing to increase their expertise in handling skin problems." -Weighted Numerical Score: 62 - 2 Stars!-Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal "...use for clinical management and differential diagnosis."-Weighted Numerical Score: 62 - 2 Stars!-Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal "Audience Family physicians or GPs with some expertise in dermatology seeking to confirm a diagnosis ... . This book would be most useful if you know what is on your patient's arm and you wish to read more about it." (W. R. Mooney, Canadian Family Physician, Vol. 53, June, 2007)show more

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Dermatological clinical skills, unlike the diagnostic skills in other branches of medicine, are generally neglected in medical schools and take a long time to master, even though skin problems comprise 20-30% of primary care visits. In Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide, a widely experienced dermatologist (Dr. Trozak) and two family physicians (Drs. Tennenhouse and Russell) seek to correct this deficiency by teaching the basic diagnostic and therapeutic skills used by dermatologists and demonstrating their application in daily practice. Using extensive illustrations and an excellent library of color photographs, the authors provide an overview of basic skills and cover 33 common dermatological conditions encountered by primary care clinicians every day. Writing in a simple, logical style clearly understandable to the nondermatologist, they discuss the full range of dermatological disorders, such as dimple warts, rosacea, scabies, erythrasma, epidermal/dermal lesions, freckles, moles, malignant melanoma, common skin cancers, shingles, acne, and atopic dermatitis, among others. Up to date and comprehensive, Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide offers clinicians an authoritative and easy-to-use resource that will not only improve basic dermatological skills, but will also provide the broader foundation clinicians need when managing troubling skin disorders.show more

Table of contents

Part I: Basic Skills Specific History Dermatologic Physical Examination Indicated Supporting Diagnostic Data Therapy References for Part I Part II: Papular, Papulosquamous, and Papulo-Vesicular Skin Lesions Molluscum Contagiosum (Dimple Warts) Verruca Vulgaris (Common Warts) Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff) Pityriasis Rosea Psoriasis Vulgaris Lichen Planus Miliaria Rubra (Prickly Heat) Scabies References for Part II Part III: Epidermal, Dermal, and Epidermal/Dermal Lesions Erythrasma Tinea (Superficial Fungi, Dermatophytosis, Ringworm) Urticaria (Urticaria Simplex, Common Hives) Fixed Drug Eruption Erysipelas/Cellulitis Erythema Multiforme References for Part III Part IV: Epidermal and Dermal Lesions, Eczematous Lesions, and Atrophies Lupus Erythematosus Toxicodendron Dermatitis (Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac; Also Known as Rhus Dermatitis) Atopic Dermatitis (Atopic Eczema, Disseminated Neurodermatitis, Besnier's Prurigo) Asteatotic Eczema (Xerosis, Xerotic Eczema, Eczema Craquele, Eczema Cannale, Eczema Hiemalis, Winter Itch) Senile Purpura (Bateman's Purpura) Striae Distensae (Striae Atrophicans, Striae Gravidarum, Stretch Marks) References for Part IV Part V: Pigmented, Pre-Malignant, and Common Malignant Skin Lesions Seborrheic Keratosis (Old Age Spots, Liver Spots) Ephelides (Freckles) Lentigines Melanocytic Nevi Malignant Melanoma Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) Keratoacanthoma (Molluscum Sebaceum) Common Skin Cancers References for Part V Part VI: Vesiculo-Bullous and Papulo-PustularDisorders Impetigo (Impetigo Contagiosa) Herpes Simplex Recidivans (Herpes Labialis, Cold Sores, Fever Blisters, Herpes Genitalis) Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Acne Vulgaris (Acne, Zits) Rosacea (Acne Rosasea) References for Part VI Appendix A: Table of Primary Lesions and Related Disorders Appendix B: Table of Secondary Lesions and Related Disorders Color Photographs Indexshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "...a good beginning dermatology book for primary care physicians wishing to increase their expertise in handling skin problems." -Weighted Numerical Score: 62 - 2 Stars!-Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal "...use for clinical management and differential diagnosis."-Weighted Numerical Score: 62 - 2 Stars!-Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal "Audience Family physicians or GPs with some expertise in dermatology seeking to confirm a diagnosis ... . This book would be most useful if you know what is on your patient's arm and you wish to read more about it." (W. R. Mooney, Canadian Family Physician, Vol. 53, June, 2007)show more