Description: This book outlines an approach to the most commonly encountered skin conditions in children and contains invaluable advice and pearls from experts in the field of pediatric dermatology.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the most commonly asked questions about pediatric dermatology and to provide guidance for the diagnosis and management of these pediatric skin conditions. The book meets the author' objectives and it is an excellent addition to the literature.
Audience: This is an excellent resource for pediatricians who see a fair amount of patients with skin conditions as well as for dermatologists who see children on a regular basis. The editor is a respected pediatric dermatologist and the chapter authors are experts in the field.
Features: The book covers the majority of frequently asked questions in pediatric dermatology, and includes information on, and management of, common birthmarks such as hemangiomas of infancy, cafe au lait macules, congenital nevi, and nevus sebaceus, among others. It also provides excellent tables, figures, and illustrations pertaining to common pediatric dermatology diagnoses and conditions.
Assessment: The chapters are written by top experts in the field, and the book provides practitioners with invaluable pearls for the diagnosis and management of common pediatric dermatology conditions. As a board certified pediatrician, dermatologist, and pediatric dermatologist, I view this book as an extremely valuable addition to the literature. I will keep my copy in my office as a reference for myself as well as for my general dermatology colleagues.