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Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression, 2nd Edition

Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression, 2nd Edition

Christine J. Ko, Ronald J. Barr

ISBN: 978-1-444-34022-8

Dec 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

296 pages



The atlas that helps you differentiate visually similar diseases

Written from a trainee's perspective, the second edition of Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression uses more than 800 high resolution color images to introduce a simple and effective way to defuse the confusion caused by dermatopathology slides. Focused on commonly tested entities, and using low- to high-power views, this atlas emphasizes the key differences between visually similar diseases by using appearance as the starting point for diagnosis.

The Second Edition provides:

  • 800 high resolution photographs
  • 'Key Differences' to train the eye on distinctive diagnostic features
  • Disease-based as well as alphabetical indexes
  • 30 new disease entities

Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression, Second Edition, introduces a simple and effective way for you to approach dermatopathology.



Chapter 1 Shape on Low Power.



Regular acanthosis.

Pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia above abscesses.

Proliferation downward from epidermis.

Central pore.

Palisading reactions.

Space with a lining.

Epidermal perforation.

Cords and tubules.

Papillated dermal tumor.

(Suggestion of) vessels.

Circular dermal islands.

Chapter 2 Top-Down.


Upper epidermal change.


Eosinophilic spongiosis.

Subepidermal space/cleft.

Perivascular infiltrate.

Band-like upper dermal infi ltrate.

Interface reaction.

Granular "material" in cells.

"Busy" dermis.

Dermal material.

Change in the fat.

Chapter 3 Cell Type.





Chapter 4 Color—Blue.

Blue tumor.

Blue infi ltrate.

Mucin and glands or ducts.


Chapter 5 Color—Pink.

Pink material.

Pink dermis with vessels.

Epidermal necrosis.

Index by Pattern.

Index by Histological Category.

Alphabetical Index.

“This is a high quality book that would be useful to help prepare for board examinations or to help learn dermatopathology initially.”  (Doody’s, 27 April 2012)