By David H. Frankel MD

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"A tremendous guidebook to uncomplicated dermatology....One of the simplest quick-reference dermatology sources....This little gem can be a favourite of relatives physicians round the world."—American relations Physician

Geared in particular to basic care practitioners, apartment officials, and scientific scholars, this colorfully illustrated notebook is a pragmatic quick-reference advisor to the analysis and remedy of universal pores and skin difficulties. The publication is equipped by way of medical function and written in phrases which are obtainable to non-dermatologists. 118 full-color illustrations depict the main distinguishing good points of the ailments. ICD-9 codes are incorporated. This moment version comprises the newest treatments, plus many new photographs.

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These lesions can be stubborn. PROGNOSIS Prognosis depends on the cause. In idiopathic disease, there are no lifethreatening consequences of generalized pruritus. 1) James C. Shaw SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS Acne vulgaris is usually asymptomatic, although the large nodular lesions can be tender. Patients usually present during adolescence with comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, or a combination of these. Closed come dones (whiteheads) and open comedones (blackheads) represent keratinplugged hair follicles.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for acne. PROGNOSIS Most patients with adolescent acne improve spontaneously. Nonetheless, there may be severe and lifelong psychological effects. Patients with adult acne can continue to have episodic or persistent involvement for many years. 3) Jeffrey P. Callen SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Although lesions of perioral dermatitis may burn or feel tender, most patients complain about their appearance rather than about specific symptoms. The disease is more common in women and usually occurs in early adulthood (25 to 35 years of age).

Ophthalmologic examination and periodic reevaluation are necessary. Patients who fail to respond or who develop toxicity to the antimalarial agents are often effectively treated with thalidomide. This agent is a potent teratogen and may cause neuropathy and must be carefully monitored. 3) Jeffrey P. Callen SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS Skin lesions of dermatomyositis (DM) are often pruritic. The characteristic lesions are the heliotrope rash and Gottron’s papules. The heliotrope rash consists of a periorbital violaceous to dusky erythematous rash, which may be edematous (Fig.

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