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Dermatology at a Glance – Following the familiar and easy-to-use at a Glance format, this brand new title provides a highly illustrated and accessible introduction to the structure and function of skin. It is the ideal guide for any medical student required to interview and examine patients, identify skin diseases, and develop a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan.

Each chapter covers the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the disease, as well as presentations likely to be encountered in both clinical practice and exams.

Dermatology at a Glance:

  • Is comprehensively illustrated throughout with over 300 high quality colour slides and photographs
  • Covers the key aspects of the British Association of Dermatologists core curriculum
  • Includes ‘Key points’ and ‘Warnings’
  • Features a self-assessment ‘picture quiz’ to help test learning and recognition, in preparation for dermatology tests
  • Includes a companion website at featuring self-assessment case studies, key point revision documents, and an image bank from the book.

The descriptive diagrams and photographs, coupled with clear explanations, will help all medical students and health professionals get to grips with the identification and treatment of all of the most common skin diseases

Preface – Dermatology at a Glance

This book is especially designed for medical students, general practitioners and nurses with a special interest in dermatology. You will find all the facts to help you pass dermatology undergraduate exams. It is also a great starting point when studying for higher exams such as the MRCP or MRCGP. It gives you the basics in clear understandable language and then builds on them. All you need to know about each topic is presented on one open spread. This attractive double page layout is an ideal format for studying and revising. This book uses all the experience that has made the ‘At a Glance’ series highly successful. Clear original diagrams and tables make complex subjects simple and there are over 300 clinical photographs. We have highlighted any key points and specific clinical warnings across the book. Dermatology at a Glance

There is a Best of the Web section to guide your online dermatology searches. Dermatology at a Glance is written by three experts in clinical dermatology, who have special expertise in skin allergy, paediatric dermatology, medical dermatology and quality of life. They are all based in the Cardiff Dermatology Department, which is known internationally as a world leader in dermatology education (www. Clinical dermatology is a fascinating subject. We hope that reading this book will help you become as enthusiastic as we are about the largest organ in the body, the skin, and its clinical challenges. Mahbub M.U. Chowdhury Ruwani P. Katugampola Andrew Y. Finlay Cardiff

Foreword – Dermatology at a Glance

When I was a medical student, I craved for short textbooks that would quickly give me an overview of the important things to learn in a topic such as dermatology, so that I could see the wood for the trees and get a sense of the whole rather than the details. And if that book also had lots of summary tables, key points and illustrations, I was in heaven. Thankfully, the medical students of today, and also others such as general practitioners and nurses who want a succinct overview of the important bits of dermatology, are blessed with this book Dermatology at a Glance by Chowdhury, Katugampola and Finlay. Writing succinctly is not easy, and trying to capture each topic on a double-paged spread like the other At a Glance series is challenging, yet the authors have succeeded in getting the right balance of detail, evidence and patient perspectives into this practical and useful book. It is also fun to read, especially with the quiz at the end.Dermatology at a Glance

The authors have put a lot of thought into the book structure, and as well as the traditional topic-based layout including areas such as melanoma skin cancer, fungal infections and systemic disease, they have included sections such as ‘the red face’ or ‘the elderly skin’, or a ‘child with a rash’, because that is how people present in the real world. Written by a very experienced team who have delivered dermatology teaching for many years, the book is a masterpiece of entry level reading in dermatology. I commend it to all who are interested in finding out more about the skin in health and disease. Hywel C. Williams MSc, PhD, FRCP Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Acknowledgements – Dermatology at a Glance

We wish to thank and acknowledge the following for their input during the preparation of this book: our patients for having given signed permission for their clinical images to be published and our consultant colleagues for the use of clinical images of their patients including Dr Mazin Alfaham, Professor Alex Anstey, Dr Phil Atkins, Dr J. Davies, Dr Maria Gonzalez, Professor Keith Harding, Dr Peter Holt, Dr Manju Kalavala, Professor Mike Lewis, Dr Colin Long, Dr Andrew Morris, Dr Richard Motley, Dr Julian Nash, Dr Girish Patel, Professor Vincent Piguet, Dr Hamsaraj Shetty, Dr Graham Shortland, Dr David Tuthill, and Mr Patrick Watts. We would like to thank Dr Kenneth May for preparing the histology illustrations and Miss Fiona Ruge for the direct immunofluorescence images. We would like to thank all recent surgical fellows and specialist registrars who have organised specific photographs used in this book. Dermatology at a Glance

We would especially like to thank the clinical photographers of the Media Resources Centre, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff for taking all of the clinical images and the Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board, the copyright owner of all of the clinical images in this book, for permission to reproduce these images. We wish to thank the British Association of Dermatologists for permission to reproduce the photograph of Dr John Pringle. We also thank Mosby Elsevier for permission to reproduce figures from Chapter 12, Surgical Techniques (Dr P.J.A. Holt) In: A.Y. Finlay, M.M.U. Chowdhury (eds). Specialist Training in Dermatology, Edinburgh 2007, pp. 221, 224, 234, 240. We would also like to thank our dedicated nursing staff in the Dermatology Day Treatment unit, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, for organising photographs of practical treatments and phototherapy. We would like to thank Mrs Emma Williams for her excellent secretarial assistance, Dr Rachel Abbott, Sister Beverly Gambles, Sister Sue Parkes and Dr Dev Shah for their help with obtaining specific photographs and Dr John Ingram for reading the manuscript and making helpful suggestions. Dermatology at a Glance

Dr Andrew Morris also kindly authorised administrative support. Karen Moore provided excellent editorial support throughout the preparation of this book and we would like to thank her colleagues and the artist for the superb artwork. We would like to thank all of our medical students who have inspired us to write this book for future generations of doctors. Last, but not least, we wish to thank our families for their unfailing patience and support during the preparation of this book. Conflict of interests AYF is joint copyright owner of the DLQI, CDLQI and FDLQI: Cardiff University gains income from their use. AYF is a paid member of the Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne (funded by Galderma) and he has been a paid member of advisory boards to pharmaceutical companies who market biologics for psoriasis. AYF is chair of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network Executive Group. MMC has been a paid consultant on advisory boards for Basilea.

TABLE OF CONTENTS – Dermatology at a Glance

Preface to the Second Edition vii

Preface to the First Edition viii

About the Authors ix

Foreword x

Acknowledgements xi

List of Abbreviations xii

About the Companion Website xiv

Part 1 Principles of Dermatology 1

1 Evidence-Based Dermatology 2

2 Dermatology: The Best on the Web 4

3 Dermatology: Then and Now 6

4 How the Skin Works 8

5 The Burden of Skin Disease 10

Part 2 The Patient Consultation 13

6 Taking the History 14

7 How to Examine the Skin 16

8 Diagnostic Clues 18

Part 3 Basic Procedures 21

9 Surgical Basics 22

10 Key Procedures 24

11 Dermoscopy 26

Part 4 Treatments 31

12 Topical Therapy 32

13 Practical Special Management 36

14 Systemic Therapies 38

Part 5 Inflammatory Diseases 43

15 Psoriasis 44

16 Atopic Dermatitis 47

17 Acne and Teenage Skin 50

18 Hidradenitis Suppurativa 52

19 Common Inflammatory Diseases 54

Part 6 ER Dermatology 57

20 Acute Dermatology 58

21 Blistering Skin Diseases 60

22 Drug Reactions 64

Part 7 Skin Infections 67

23 Bacterial Infections 68

24 Viral Infections 70

25 Fungal Infections 72

26 Skin Infestations 74

27 Tropical Skin Diseases 76

Part 8 Specific Sites 79

28 The Red Face 80

29 Oral and Genital Disease 84

30 Nail and Hair Disease 86

Part 9 Specific Ages 89

31 The Newborn Infant 90

32 The Child with a Rash 92

33 Skin Problems in Pregnancy 94

34 Elderly Skin 96

Part 10 Skin Allergy 99

35 Cutaneous Allergy 100

36 The Working Hands 102

37 Urticaria 104

Part 11 Skin Tumours 107

38 Benign Skin Lesions 108

39 Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers 111

40 Malignant Melanoma 114

41 Other Malignant Skin Conditions 116

Part 12 Photodermatology 119

42 Pigmentation 120

43 Sun and Skin 122

44 Phototherapy 124

45 Photodermatoses 126

Part 13 Systemic Diseases 129

46 Skin Signs of Systemic Disease 130

47 Autoimmune Disease and Vasculitis 133

48 The Immunosuppressed Patient 136

Part 14 Miscellaneous Conditions 139

49 Psychodermatology 140

50 Pruritus 142

51 Cosmetic Dermatology 144

52 Skin Breakdown 147

53 Hereditary Skin Diseases 150


Clinical Picture Quiz 154

Clinical Picture Quiz Answers 162

References 166

Index 167

About the Author

Mahbub M.U. Chowdhury is Consultant Dermatologist, The Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Ruwani P. Katugampola is Consultant Dermatologist, The Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Andrew Y. Finlay is Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing, Cardiff University School of Medicine. Andrew was awarded CBE in 2009.

The authors have contributed significantly to the success of the joint registrar training days awarded the Cardiff University Postgraduate Deanery Innovation Award in 2012.

The Cardiff Dermatology academic team won the Times Higher Education Award in 2006.

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