The unquestioned leader in dermatopathology resources, Weedons Skin Pathology returns with expandedand updated coverage in this specialized field of pathology. Offering an enhanced emphasis on differential diagnosis, new author Dr. JamesW. Patterson provides the mostclinically relevant developmentsin molecular biology andtechniques while maintainingDr. Weedon's consistent, uniformapproach to the subject. From practitioners and specialists to pathologists and dermatologists, this medical reference book is an essential addition to any dermatopathological library.
New to this Edition
· Explorein-depth and updated topics covering clinically relevant developmentsin molecular biology and molecular techniques.
· Easily comprehend complex issues with improved illustrations focusingon rare conditions and unusual manifestations.
· Accurately interpret difficult specimens through an increased emphasis on differential diagnosis.
· Take advantage of expandedcontent in sections including Drug Reactions, Tumors, and Infectionsand Infestations.
· ExpertConsult eBook version included with purchase.This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.
· Gain a full understanding of established disorders, unusual and raredisease entities, and incompletely defined entities.
· Immerse yourself in over 1,200large-sized, high-quality illustrations.
· Provide the most accurate diagnoses possible witha design that reproduces what is seenthrough the microscope, therebyhelping identify the characteristic features of the lesion demonstrated.
· Readily access importantinformation through tables and boxes that organize diseasesinto groups, synthesizediagnostic criteria, and listdifferential diagnoses.
· Facilitate the identification of bothkey articles and more rare and unusualreports with remarkably authoritative, comprehensive, current, and relevant reference lists (over 35,000) for each entity.
SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION
1 An approach to the interpretation of skin biopsies
2 Diagnostic clues
SECTION 2 TISSUE REACTION PATTERNS
3 The lichenoid reaction pattern (¡¥interface dermatitis¡¦)
4 The psoriasiform reactionpattern
5 The spongiotic reactionpattern
6 The vesiculobullous reactionpattern
7 The granulomatous reactionpattern
8 The vasculopathic reactionpattern
SECTION 3 THE EPIDERMIS
9 Disorders of epidermal maturation and keratinization
10 Disorders of pigmentation
SECTION 4 THE DERMIS
11 Disorders of collagen
12 Disorders of elastictissue
13 Cutaneous mucinoses
14 Cutaneous deposits
15 Diseases of cutaneous appendages
16 Cysts, sinuses and pits
SECTION 5 THE SKIN IN SYSTEMIC AND MISCELLANEOUSDISEASES
18 Metabolic and storage diseases
19 Miscellaneous conditions
20 Cutaneous drug reactions
21 Reactions to physicalagents
SECTION 6 INFECTIONS AND INFESTATIONS
22 Cutaneous infectionsand infestations -- histological patterns
23 Bacterial and rickettsialinfections
24 Spirochetal infections
25 Mycoses and algal infections
26 Viral diseases
27 Protozoal infections
28 Marine injuries
29 Helminth infestations
30 Arthropod-induced diseases
SECTION 7 TUMORS
31 Tumorsof the epidermis
32 Lentigines, nevi and melanomas
33 Tumors of cutaneous appendages
34 Tumors and tumor-like proliferations of fibrous andrelated tissues
35 Tumors of fat
36 Tumors of muscle, cartilage and bone
37 Neural and neuroendocrinetumors
38 Vascular tumors
39 Cutaneous metastases
40 Cutaneous infiltrates --non-lymphoid
41 Cutaneous infiltrates --lymphoid and leukemic
By James W Patterson, MD, Professor of Pathologyand Dermatology, Director of Dermatopathology, University of Virginia Health System,Charlottesville,VA
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