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Pathology of the skin; with clinical correlations, 3d ed.; 2v. (CD-ROMs included).


Pathology of the skin; with clinical correlations, 3d ed.; 2v. (CD-ROMs included)

McKee, Phillip et al.

Elsevier Mosby


1865+ pages




McKee (formerly surgical pathology, Harvard Medical School, US), Calonje dermato-histopathology, St. Thomas's Hospital, London, UK), Granter (pathology, Harvard Medical School) present a two-volume medical textbook that describes the scope of dermatologic pathologies, providing for each one description of clinical features, information on pathogenesis and histological features, and (often) the clinical differential diagnosis. After a chapter on the structure and function of skin, volume one covers disorders of keratinization; inherited and autoimmune subepidermal blistering diseases; acantholytic disorders; spongiotic, psoriasiform, and pustular dermatoses; superficial and deep perivascular inflammatory dermatoses; granulomatous, necrobiotic, and perforating dermatoses; inflammatory diseases of the subcutaneous fat; diseases of the oral mucosa; diseases of the genital skin; degenerative and metabolic diseases; cutaneous adverse reactions to drugs; neutrophilic and eosinophilic dermatoses; vascular diseases; idiopathic connective tissue disorders; and infectious diseases of the skin. The next volume covers topics such as disorders of pigmentation, diseases of collagen and elastic tissue, diseases of hair and nails, melanocytic nevi, melanoma, cutaneous lymphoproliferative diseases, cutaneous metastases and Paget's disease of the skin, and tumors of the hair follicle, sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and connective tissue. The volumes are illustrated with a little over 5000 color photographs, mostly new to this edition.

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