Genetic Skin Disorders

Genetic Skin Disorders

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A comprehensive survey of the subject, this scholarly work describes in full detail 327 distinct inherited dermatologic conditions. Each disease entry follows a consistent format, with sections devoted to major and minor dermatologic features, associated clinical abnormalities, histopathology (including both light and electron microscopy), biochemical and molecular information, treatment, mode of inheritance and recurrence risks, prenatal diagnosis, differential diagnosis, support group listing, and annotated references. The appendix on Differential Diagnosis by Skin Sign is designed to allow both those familiar with dermatologic terminology and those who are not to quickly find the correct diagnoses to consider. The introductory chapter on practical inheritance clearly outlines the modes of inheritance responsible for the pathologic conditions and the associated recurrence risks. The author has succeeded in presenting the material in language accessible to the non-geneticist. The listing of specific patient support groups will be welcomed by clinicians who wish to provide such information to their patients. The annotated bibliography for each entry is carefully selected to include the key reviews and pivotal papers from journals and other sources readily available to practitioners who wish to obtain more detailed information on a specific topic. The book is lavishly illustrated with both color and black-and-white photographs, many of which come from the author's private collection. Virginia Sybert's training and experience in both dermatology and medical genetics have been brought to bear in this volume-a lucid and critical synthesis of information on genetic diseases of the skin. Current hypotheses and classic assumptions are presented and assessed in light of her own clinical experience. Any clinician faced with a patient in whom the possibility for a genetic disorder of the skin exists will find this book a practical tool of immense more

Product details

  • Hardback | 696 pages
  • 180.3 x 256.5 x 50.8mm | 2,154.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195062183
  • 9780195062182

About Virginia P. Sybert

Virginia Sybert is Professor and Head of the Division of Dermatology, Professor in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, and Adjunct Professor in the Division of Medical Genetics and Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and Children's Hospital and Medical Center, more

Table of contents

1. Practical Inheritance; 2. Disorders of the Epidermis; 3. Disorders of Epidermal Appendages; 4. Disorders of Pigmentation; 5. Disorders of the Dermis; 6. Disorders of the Subcutaneous Tissue; 7. Lymphedema; 8. Urticaria; 9. Other Syndromic Diseases; 10. Tumors/Hamartomas; 11. Metabolic Disease; 12. Premature Aging; 13. Photosensitivity; 14. Immune Deficiency Diseases; APPENDICES; INDEXshow more