Principles of Dermatology
This appearance-based guide to dermatology helps clinicians to recognize, diagnose, and treat a full range of dermatologic problems using visual clues. It emphasizes the recognition of primary skin lesions and their clinicopathologic correlations. A logical, algorithmic organization expedites diagnosis*disorders are first divided into "Rashes" and "Growths", and then further subdivided by specific clinical features. Discussions of therapy options following each entry facilitate treatment.
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Pathogenetic Mechanisms of Skin Disease
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