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Dermatology at a Glance

Dermatology at a Glance

Mahbub M. U. Chowdhury, Ruwani P. Katugampola, Andrew Y. Finlay

ISBN: 978-0-470-65673-0 January 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 112 Pages


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Highly Commended at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2014

Pre-publication review:

“This was the first decent book I've seen that adds good clinical advice on assessing and managing a dermatology patient. It functions not only as a clinical reference, but as a genuine replacement for any missed experience on the dermatology ward.  […] this will be a valuable text to clinical medical students seeking greater exposure. One particular highlight is the clinical photos, very well done.”  Dermatology Year 3 Registrar

Following the familiar and easy-to-use at a Glance format, this brand new title provides a highly illustrated and accessible introduction to the structure and function of skin. It is the ideal guide for any medical student required to interview and examine patients, identify skin diseases, and develop a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan.

Each chapter covers the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the disease, as well as presentations likely to be encountered in both clinical practice and exams.
Dermatology at a Glance:

  • Is comprehensively illustrated throughout with over 300 high quality colour slides and photographs
  • Covers the key aspects of the British Association of Dermatologists core curriculum
  • Includes ‘Key points’ and ‘Warnings’
  • Features a self-assessment ‘picture quiz’ to help test learning and recognition, in preparation for dermatology tests
  • Includes a companion website at featuring self-assessment case studies, key point revision documents, and an image bank from the book.

The descriptive diagrams and photographs, coupled with clear explanations, will help all medical students and health professionals get to grips with the identification and treatment of all of the most common skin diseases.

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Preface 6

About the authors 6

Foreword 7

Acknowledgements 8

List of abbreviations 9

Part 1 Principles of dermatology

1 Evidence based dermatology 10

2 Dermatology: the best on the web 11

3 Dermatology: then and now 12

4 How the skin works 14

5 The burden of skin disease 16

Part 2 The patient consultation

6 Taking the history 18

7 How to examine the skin 20

Part 3 Basic procedures

8 Surgical basics 22

9 Key procedures 24

Part 4 Treatments

10 Topical therapy 26

11 Practical special management 28

Part 5 Inflammatory diseases

12 Psoriasis 30

13 Atopic dermatitis 32

14 Acne and teenage skin 34

15 Common inflammatory diseases 36

Part 6 ER dermatology

16 Acute dermatology 38

17 Blistering skin diseases 40

Part 7 Skin infections

18 Bacterial infections 42

19 Viral infections 44

20 Fungal infections 46

21 Skin infestations 48

22 Tropical skin disease 49

Part 8 Specific sites

23 The red face 50

24 Oral and genital disease 52

25 Nail and hair disease 54

Part 9 Specific ages

26 The newborn infant 56

27 The child with a rash 58

28 Skin problems in pregnancy 60

29 Elderly skin 62

Part 10 Skin allergy

30 Cutaneous allergy 64

31 The working hands 66

32 Urticaria 68

Part 11 Skin tumours

33 Benign skin lesions 70

34 Non-melanoma skin cancers 73

35 Malignant melanoma 76

36 Other malignant skin conditions 78

Part 12 Photodermatology

37 Pigmentation 80

38 Sun and skin 82

39 Phototherapy 84

40 Photodermatoses 86

Part 13 Systemic diseases

41 Skin signs of systemic disease 88

42 Autoimmune disease and vasculitis 91

43 The immunosuppressed patient 94

Part 14 Miscellaneous conditions

44 Psychodermatology 96

45 Skin breakdown 98

46 Hereditary skin diseases 100


Clinical picture quiz 102

Clinical picture quiz answers 105

Index 107

Companion website

A companion website is available at:


- Summary revision notes

- Interactive case studies

- Downloadable figures from the book

- Further reading list

Highly Commended at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2014

“Dermatology at a Glance does exactly what it sets out to do, and so is an ideal introductory textbook for students and others looking for a clear starting point from which to develop their dermatological knowledge.” (British Journal of Dermatology, 1 August 2013)

The book comes with a companion website, of which the best feature is access to a series of interactive case studies. These are all relevant clinical scenarios covering important presentations in dermatology, and are ideal both for checking understanding and as exam preparation. Also included is a section featuring online dermatology resources. Dermatology at a Glance does exactly what it sets out to do, and so is an ideal introductory textbook for students and others looking for a clear starting point from which to develop their dermatological knowledge. (S. Ainley & E. Burden-Teh, University of Nottingham, from the British Journal of Dermatology)