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Get a concise, focused review of dermatology in an engaging, question-and-answer format - now in vibrant full color! This bestselling Secrets® title features a new, larger format and more than 500 color images, providing the visual detail necessary to understand and diagnose skin disorders. It's ideally suited for board preparation, recertification exams, or quick clinical reference.

Benefit from the proven Secrets format: concise, easy to read, and highly effective.

Hone your diagnostic skills with more than 500 superb full-color images.

Gain a clearer understanding of neurocutaneous melanocytosis with an entirely new section on this topic.

Stay current with thorough updates to both text and references in all chapters, and Web Resources added to the bibliography.

Skim the Top 100 Secrets chapter and Key Points boxes for a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success on the boards and in practice.

Enjoy faster, easier review and master the top issues in dermatology with mnemonics, lists, quick-reference tables, and an informal tone that sets this review book apart from the rest.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: This book could be aptly titled: "Important Dermatology Facts You Should Know," but Dermatology Secrets is catchier. In any case, the information can't really be classified as secret. The book is divided up into chapters covering topics such as infectious disease, skin malignancies, inflammatory disorders, etc., and uses a question-and-answer format to impart information on pathogenesis, treatment, and clinical presentation of various diseases. The color photographs are of variable quality.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a stimulating way to test and expand your current dermatologic knowledge base.
Audience: The audience is dermatology residents and those of us who are facing recertification.
Features: The questions hit the salient characteristics of the entities discussed and the answers are to the point. Basic principles are covered and no assumptions are made as to readers' prior knowledge, which provides readers with an assessment of strengths and gaps in understanding. This is a painless way to quiz and update yourself on a broad number of dermatologic topics quickly. The chapters are short, with tables contrasting clinical features of similar diseases, summaries of treatments, etc. All are quite useful for helping assimilate the information more readily.
Assessment: I see this book as helpful for dermatology residents preparing for the boards and clinical dermatologists who are planning to take recertification exams.
From the Publisher
"The purpose is to provide a stimulating way to test and expand your current dermatologic knowledge base... I see this book as helpful for dermatology residents preparing for the boards and clinical dermatologists who are planning to take recertification exams. " - Patricia Wong, MD(Stanford University Medical Center), Doody's Review - 3 Stars!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323071543
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Top 100 Secrets 1

I General 5

Chapter 1 Structure and Function of the Skin Scott D. Bennion 6

Chapter 2 Morphology of Primary and Secondary Skin Lesions Donna M. Corvette 14

Chapter 3 Diagnostic Techniques Stephen Thomas Spates 22

II Inherited Disorders 29

Chapter 4 Disorders of Keratinization H. Alan Arbuckle Lorl D. Prok 30

Chapter 5 Neurocutaneous Disorders Anne R. Halbert 37

Chapter 6 Mechanobullous Disorders H. Alan Arbuckle Ronald E. Grimwood 43

III Inflammatory Disorders 49

Chapter 7 Papulosquamous Skin Eruptions Alison S. Klenk Jeffrey B. Travers 50

Chapter 8 Dermatitis (Eczema) Thomas W. McGovern 57

Chapter 9 Contact Dermatitis Leslie A. Stewart 64

Chapter 10 Vesiculobullous Disorders Todd T. Kobayashi Kathleen M. David-Bajar 70

Chapter 11 Pustular Eruptions James E. Fitzpatrick 78

Chapter 12 Lichenoid Skin Eruptions Whitney A. High 84

Chapter 13 Granulomatous Diseases of the Skin James E. Fitzpatrick 90

Chapter 14 Drug Eruptions Alexandra Theriault 97

Chapter 15 Vasculitis Curt P. Samlaska James E. Fitzpatrick 105

Chapter 16 Deposition Disorders Lisa E. Maier Lori Lowe 112

Chapter 17 Photosensitive Dermatitis Todd T. Kobayashi Kathleen M. David-Bajar 118

Chapter 18 Disorders of Pigmentation Joseph Yohn 126

Chapter 19 Panniculitis Heidi Gilchrist James W. Patterson 135

Chapter 20 Alopecia Leonard C. Sperling 143

Chapter 21 Acne and Acneiform Eruptions Joanna M. Burch John L. Aeling 148

Chapter 22 Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases Todd T. Kobayashi Kathleen M. David-Bajar 156

Chapter 23 Urticaria And Angioedema Rohit K. Katial 166

IV Infections and Infestations 171

Chapter 24 Viral Exanthems William L. Weston 172

Chapter 25 Bullous Viral Eruptions Sylvia L. Brice 175

Chapter 26 Warts and Molluscum Contagiosum Barbara R. Reed 182

Chapter 27 Bacterial Infections James E. Fitzpatrick 188

Chapter 28 Syphilis Clayton B. Green James E. Fitzpatrick 195

Chapter 29 Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Kehua Li Loren E. Golitz 201

Chapter 30 Mycobacterial Infections Genevieve L. Egnatios Karen E. Warschaw 207

Chapter 31 Superficial Fungal Infections Richard A. Keller Deborah B. Henderson 216

Chapter 32 Deep Fungal Infections Larisa S. Speetzen Karen E. Warschaw 224

Chapter 33 Parasitic Infestations Jeffrey J. Meffert 234

Chapter 34 Arthropod Bites and Stings C. Paul Sayers 241

V Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Diseases 251

Chapter 35 Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Malignancy Simone A. Ince John L. Aeling 252

Chapter 36 Cutaneous Manifestations of Endocrinologic Disease Shayla Francis Carl F. Bigler 260

Chapter 37 Skin Signs of Gastrointestinal Disease Christina S. O'Hara Paul M. Benson 267

Chapter 38 Cutaneous Manifestations of Renal Disease Todd T. Kobayashi Kathleen M. David-Bajar 274

Chapter 39 Cutaneous Manifestations of Aids George W. Turiansky William D. James 280

Chapter 40 Cutaneous Signs of Nutritional Disturbances Carl W. Demidovich 287

VI Benign Tumors of the Skin 293

Chapter 41 Benign Melanocytic Tumors Michael R. Campoll Patrick Walsh 294

Chapter 42 Vascular And Lymphatic Neoplasms Joseph G. Morelli 301

Chapter 43 Fibrous Tumors of the Skin James E. Fitzpatrick 305

VII Malignant Tumors of the Skin 311

Chapter 44 Common Cutaneous Malignancies Mariah Ruth Brown Milton J. Schleve 312

Chapter 45 Malignant Melanoma Michael R. Campoli Patrick Walsh 319

Chapter 46 Leukemic and Lymphomatous Infiltrates of the Skin Theresa R. Pacheco 331

Chapter 47 Uncommon Malignant Tumors of the Skin Renata Prado J. Ramsey Mellette 339

Chapter 48 Cutaneous Metastases Martin B. Giandoni James E. Fitzpatrick 346

VIII Treatment of Skin Disorders 351

Chapter 49 Sunscreens and Prevention of Skin Cancer Joseph Yohn 352

Chapter 50 Topical Steroids T. Minsue Chen 358

Chapter 51 Fundamentals of Cutaneous Surgery Dieter K.T. Schmidt 364

Chapter 52 Cryosurgery Mariah Ruth Brown Milton J. Schleve 371

Chapter 53 Mohs Surgery Mariah Ruth Brown J. Ramsey Mellette 374

Chapter 54 Lasers in Dermatology Stephen W. Eubanks 378

Chapter 55 Therapeutic Photomedicine Todd T. Kobayashi Paul B. Thompson 386

Chapter 56 Retinoids James E. Fitzpatrick 393

IX Special Patient Populations 399

Chapter 57 Neonatal Infections Elizabeth R. Shurnas 400

Chapter 58 Pediatric Dermatology Joseph G. Morelli 404

Chapter 59 Geriatric Dermatology James E Fitzpatrick 409

Chapter 60 Dermatoses of Pregnancy Misha D. Miller 416

Chapter 61 Disorders of the Female Genitalia Misha D. Miller 422

Chapter 62 Special Considerations in Skin of Color Whitney A. High Nadja Y. Grammer-West 427

Chapter 63 Cultural Dermatology Scott A. Norton James E. Fitzpatrick 435

X Emergencies And Miscellaneous Problems 441

Chapter 64 Dermatologic Emergencies Scott D. Bennion 442

Chapter 65 Occupational Dermatology Leslie A. Stewart 452

Chapter 66 Psychocutaneous Diseases Margaret E. Muldrow James E. Fitzpatrick 456

Chapter 67 Approaching The Pruritic Patient Theresa R. Pacheco 461

Chapter 68 Nail Disorders Brian J. Gerondale Daniel C. Dapprich 467

Chapter 69 Dermatologic Trivia James E. Fitzpatrick 473

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