Dermatology for Skin of Color

A. Paul Kelly, Susan Taylor, Dermatology for Skin of Color
MgH | 2009 | ISBN: 0071446710 | 748 pages | File type: PDF | 52,2 mb
A complete textbook of dermatologic science and practice focusing on the care of patients with moderately to heavily pigmented skin

Dermatology for Skin of Color is a comprehensive reference thoroughly detailing every aspect of dermatologic science as it applies to skin of color - from the development of the skin to the biology of hair and nails. All commonly encountered dermatologic problems of Africans, Asians, Native American, and other peoples are covered as are other diseases with significant skin manifestations.

For each problem/disorder discussed, the authors offer detailed, specialized advice on diagnosis and treatment methods. Both medical and surgical treatment options are discussed as is cosmetic dermatology. In addition, folk remedies and over-the-counter treatments specifically targeting this population are also covered.


600 superb full-color pre and post operative photographs that can also be used for patient education
Clinical pearls impart the wisdom of experience of international experts
Easy-to-use, standardized presentation describes each condition and procedure
Comprehensive coverage that includes: Pediatric dermatology; Medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment options; ;The differences between skin of color and Caucasian skin as well as the differences between ethnic groups with skin of color ;Important basic science information on the structure and function of skin of color

Summary: Book review
Rating: 5

This is sure to become a classic reference book in the field of dermatology on skin of color. Dr. Kelly and Dr. Taylor have assembled a textbook that provides a comprehensive review citing authoritative sources and cutting through some of the confusion and clutter of studies that have led to erroneous conclusions. The book provides an extensive number of tables and outstanding color photographs and illustrations to support the comprehensive review of the dermatology of skin of color. It includes sections on African-American, Asian, and Hispanic skin. The book reviews the structure, function, biology, and epidemiology of skin of color. It also reviews all aspects of various skin disorders that occur in skin of color with supporting photographs to aid in diagnosis. It has chapters on various skin conditions that have a higher prevalence in darkly pigmented skin such as keloids, vitiligo, pseudofolliculitis barbae, melasma, and pre- and post-inflammatory hyper/hypopigmentation disorders. It also reviews the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of disorders associated with skin appendages, hair, nails, sweat and sebaceous glands, skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and a section on international dermatology. Dr. Kelly, Dr. Taylor and all of the contributing authors are to be congratulated on providing an outstanding contribution to the field of dermatology.

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