From the reviews: "Three dermapathologists have gathered available information on skin diseases that could have fatal outcomes. … Each chapter begins with a box highlighting key information. This is followed by text and references. … the current authors are to be commended for creating a book that could be a useful source for the physician-in-training and for clinicians dealing with seriously ill or potentially seriously ill patients." (Lawrence Charles Parish, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 298 (10), 2007) "This book offers a review of a wide variety of dermatologic disorders that can lead to death of the patient. Each disease entity begins with a summary table for quick reference. … It is written for dermatologists, pathologists, and general practitioners, as well as dermatology and pathology residents and appears to be appropriate for that audience. … This book will prove valuable for residents just learning dermatology as well for busy clinicians needing a quick reminder of disease characteristics or associations." (Renata H. Mullen, Doody's Review Service, November, 2007)
The central theme of "Deadly Dermatologic Diseases" book entails disorders capable of directly or indirectly causing death of the patient. The book will be organized around four sections dealing with dermatologic diseases involving serious cutaneous malignancies including melanoma; life-threatening and/or emerging infectious pathogens including anthrax and smallpox; endocrinologic disorders such as myxedema or calciphylaxis; and, autoimmune disorders and inborn errors of metabolism such as scleroderma and hemochromatosis. The sections are organized alphabetically and color-coded for easy reference.Approximately 40 disease states are discussed with accompanying full-color clinical and microscopic photography. Each entity contains a single clinical photograph accompanied by three photomicrographs detailing the diagnostic features of each case. Subsections detailing the demographic attributes, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, pathologic features, diagnostic adjuncts, treatment, and prognosis with a current bibliography of each disease state are presented in a succinct bullet-style manner.The pedagogical value of "Deadly Dermatologic Diseases" is the unique presentation of a variety of dermatologic entities capable of directly leading to or are associated with serious medical consequences, including death.
As these entities present in a variety of clinical and pathologic guises or represent emerging pathogens such as anthrax or smallpox, it is important that clinicians and pathologists are appraised of these important public health concerns. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a multimedia atlas, containing every figure and figure legend in the book. With both a "review" and "test" mode, the user will have an excellent tool for self-evaluation and practice for certification exams.