Thieme Clinical Companions Dermatology

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Dermatology, the first book in the new Thieme Clinical Companions series, presents the essential information on how to diagnose and treat the full range of dermatologic diseases. Compiled by expert physicians, this pocket guide describes the diagnostic approach and therapeutic options for a wide range of skin diseases. More than 300 full-color illustrations, diagrams, checklists, charts, and clinical tips illuminate all concepts and techniques described in the text. Basic aspects of skin biology and disease pathophysiology are also covered.

To aid quick reference and review, the book is organized into the following color-coded sections:

  • Introduction and Diagnosis: A concise overview of the biology and anatomy of the skin, followed by a step-by-step guide to the dermatologic evaluation.
  • Dermatologic Diseases: Extensive coverage of skin and hair disorders, with illustrations and essential information for each, including pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostic approach, differential diagnosis, therapy, and more.
  • Therapy: Review of the current information on establishing a treatment plan, including topical, systemic, and radiation therapy, as well as operative dermatology, wound healing, and emergency treatment.
  • Useful Appendices: Common systemic medications and commonly used compounding recipes
  • Dermatologic Differential Diagnosis: Comprehensive charts (with numerous cross-references) designed to help the reader recognize and fully understand the patient's signs and symptoms.

All dermatologists, residents, and trainees will benefit from keeping this compact portable guide on hand in the clinical setting.

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Editorial Reviews

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Well-written...A mini-encyclopedia...the text is excellent and all the information is up-to-date...[recommended for] dermatology residents [to] carry this in their pocket...a great buy...I guarantee you will use it...wonderful for board review!—Doody Book Reviews
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Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: I was pleasantly surprised to see how well written this little book is and how much knowledge has been distilled into it. It is a mini-encyclopedia — think of it as a mini-Fitzpatrick. Color photographs are included which is unusual for a paperback of this size. The text is excellent and all the information is up-to-date. This is the first edition in English; there are five previous editions in German.
Purpose: It is intended as a handy, comprehensive, small reference for general dermatology.
Audience: The audience is dermatologists. I would recommend dermatology residents carry this in their pocket.
Features: There are many useful tables: summarizing the dermatosopic findings of melanoma and what this represents histologically, comparing the effectiveness and specific target acne lesions treated by different medications, contrasting differences in contact allergic versus irritant dermatitis. There is an interesting section on compounding in the back of the book and helpful therapeutic tips and good guidelines on diagnostic work-up of various diseases, including laboratory studies. This book is a great buy. When you can't haul Rook (Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, 7th edition, Burns et al. (Blackwell Publishing, 2004)) or Fitzpatrick (Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, 5th edition, Freedberg et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2003)) around with you, pop this in your pocket. It contains a wealth of information on all aspects of dermatology.
Assessment: I recommend you purchase this and have it nearby. I guarantee you will use it. Wonderful for board review also!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588902580
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 4/19/2006
  • Series: Thieme Clinical Companions
  • Pages: 772
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Burgdorf, MD. Tutzing, Germany

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