Lippincott's Primary Care Dermatology

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This book will help family practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants understand, diagnose, and treat dermatologic problems commonly seen in the primary care setting. Emphasis on day-to-day outpatient office practice distinguishes Lippincott's Primary Care Dermatology from other dermatology textbooks. Coverage includes adult, geriatric, and ethnic skin.

Each diagnosis begins with a realistic case and includes detailed discussions of pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, and therapy. An "at a glance" therapy section summarizes primary and secondary treatments to make treatment decisions easier. The book includes over 300 full-color images of skin lesions, numerous patient handouts, and a folded-in anatomical chart for the office.

A companion website will include the fully searchable text and an image bank.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: This is definitely one of the best dermatology books written for primary care providers I have read. I am impressed with the information it presents and the fact that it avoids the "dumbing down" I have seen in other books with the same intended goal. The editors have insured consistency in the way the material is explained throughout. Every chapter has very good color photographs, diagrams, and shaded boxes that summarize key points and provide guidelines for when to refer to a dermatologist. Important clinical considerations about what to be alert for when evaluating patients are highlighted in orange boxes.
Purpose: The purpose is to help primary care physicians and related medical professionals (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc.) appropriately evaluate skin problems, embark on the correct work-up to arrive at the correct diagnosis, and to propose reasonable treatment plans. These objectives are met.
Audience: The audience is healthcare professionals with no dermatological education. I personally think dermatology residents and medical students would benefit from this as well.
Features: The chapters are organized into broad topics such as insect bites, hair loss, pigmentary disorders, bullous diseases, etc., which avoids the pitfall of presuming that the nondermatologist knows what the correct differential diagnosis is ahead of time. The discussions hit the pertinent highlights of diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. Clinical vignettes of common presentations of specific disorders are used as a foundation for explaining rationales of management and typical patient concerns. The risks of medications, biopsies, and similar aspects that should be considered are mentioned. The book covers the common skin problems very well, although it is a bit curious that it mentions multicentric reticulohistiocytosis, a rare condition, but omits any discussion of diabetic or thyroid skin conditions, which are far more common problems.
Assessment: So far, this is the best book I have read on educating nondermatologists on dermatology. And I have read too many that should not have been published. This has been written by expert clinicians and they have shared much of the information that is often found only in dermatology books. If you are a primary care provider and have always been mystified by dermatology, this book does an excellent job of distilling the important facts on the most common skin conditions you will encounter in your patients and provides superb instruction on learning some dermatology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781793780
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/20/2010
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 926,873
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Basic Definitions and Differential Diagnosis
Shraddha Desai and Jeffrey Te-Shao Hsu

Chapter 2: Topical Therapy
Peter C. Schalock

Chapter 3: Procedures in Dermatological Diagnosis and Therapy
Abel Jarell and Peter C. Schalock

Chapter 4: Care and Maintenance of Normal Skin
Falguni Asrani and Molly Wanner

Chapter 5: Bacterial Diseases
Greg K. Sakamoto, Tracie Chong, and Jacob P. Thyssen

Chapter 6: Acne and Related Disorders
Jennifer VillaseƱor and Daniela Kroshinsky

Chapter 7: Premalignant and Malignant Skin Lesions
Thanh-Nga Trinh Tran

Chapter 8: Dermatological Reactions to Arthropods
James Yen Wang

Chapter 9: Fungal Infections
Fatima Akrouh, Sam Rodriguez, and Peter C. Schalock

Chapter 10: Viral Infections of the Skin
Jennifer K. Tan-Billet and Andrew A. Nelson

Chapter 11: Benign Neoplasms
Juliana L. Basko

Chapter 12: Papulosquamous Diseases
Susan J. Huang and Arturo Saavedra-Lauzon

Chapter 13: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Non-venereal Skin Disease
Pranav Pancholi, Mahendra Pancholi, and Ellen Roh
Human Papillomavirus Infection
Jennifer K. Tan-Billet, Andrew A. Nelson, Pranav Pancholi, Mahendra Pancholi, and Ellen Roh
Genital Ulcer Disease
Pranav Pancholi, Mahendra Pancholi, and Ellen Roh
External Markers of HIV
Pranav Pancholi, Mahendra Pancholi, and Ellen Roh

Chapter 14: Pigmentary Disorders
Vinod Nambudiri

Chapter 15: Dermatitis
Lilla Landeck and Lynn Baden

Chapter 16: Skin of Color
Evelyn Lilly and Ellen Roh

Chapter 17: Geriatric Dermatology
Gregory L. Wells and Peter C. Schalock

Chapter 18: Dermatoses of Pregnancy
Katrina Abuabara and Ellen Roh

Chapter 19: Newborn Skin Conditions
Khanh Thieu

Chapter 20: Leg Ulcers and Decubitus Ulcers
Gregory L. Wells and Jane Barry

Chapter 21: Urticaria
Susan J. Huang and Arturo Saavedra-Lauzon

Chapter 22: Ultraviolet Light Reactions
My-Linh Nguyen

Chapter 23: Bullous Diseases
Autoimmune Bullous Diseases
Pemphigus Vulgaris
Ilka Netravali
Bullous Pemphigoid
Ilka Netravali
Erythema Multiforme
James Wang
Stevens Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
James Wang

Chapter 24: Hair Loss
Lilla Landeck and Nina Otberg

Chapter 25: Common Disorders of the Nail Apparatus
Chao Li

Chapter 26: Connective Tissue Disease and Vasculitis Related Dermatoses
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Stephanie Hu
Chronic Cutaneous Lupus
Stephanie Hu
Stephanie Hu
Rheumatoid Arthritis/Nodules
Stephanie Hu
Morphea/Scleroderma/CREST Syndrome
Stephanie Hu
Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura
Peter C. Schalock

Chapter 27: Other Dermatologic Conditions
Jennifer Lee Greenman

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