Genetic Skin Disorders
This fully revised and updated edition of GENETIC SKIN DISORDERS reflects the most current understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, genetic basis, and differential diagnoses of inherited skin disorders.
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|Library of Congress
||Diagnosis, Differential, Skin - Diseases - Genetic aspects, Skin Diseases, Genetic - diagnosis
||Clinical Medicine: Professional
||Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
This fully revised and updated edition of GENETIC SKIN DISORDERS reflects the most current understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, genetic basis, and differential diagnoses of inherited skin disorders. Organized with the needs of busy clinicians in mind, it offers detailed clinical guidance on the signs, symptoms, mode of inheritance, recurrence risk, and diagnosis of over 300 skin disorders, all in an accessible, at-a-glance format. Annotated bibliographies highlight the most relevant and up-to-date medical literature. Newly compiled lists of support groups, both national and international, for patients and their families supplement the ample resources for medical professionals. Informed by the author's extensive clinical experience and suffused with a distinctive, witty voice, GENETIC SKIN DISORDERS is an ideal companion in the laboratory, clinic, or consulting room. FEATURES * Includes both disease-based chapters and an appendix of skin signs that simplifies differential diagnosis for specialists and general practitioners alike * More than 800 color photographs illustrate the full spectrum of hair, skin, and nail abnormalities * Updated to reflect current classification of inherited skin disorders and the molecular underpinnings of these conditions
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||In the preface, the author asks, 'why another book on inherited skin diseases? Why a book at all in the era of Web crawlers and e-readers?'. My answer is crystal clear: 'No doubt, this textbook is extremely valuable to have in the clinic's library when seeing patients with suspected genodermatosis! -Acta Dermato-Venereologica
Virginia P. Sybert MD is Clinical Professor in Medical Genetics at the University of Washington and a practicing pediatric dermatologist at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, Washington. She is an international recognized expert in inherited skin disorders.