Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for softwareHarriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Many dermatologic diseases are related to or frequently associated with a variety of internal disorders, including malignancies. Both the dermatologist and primary care physician need to be cognizant of these markers of internal problems to facilitate early diagnosis and prompt initiation of therapy or further investigation.
Mark G. Lebwohl, MD, professor and chairman of the department of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, has put together a color slide atlas of skin and systemic diseases designed to aid practitioners, students, and residents in recognizing the dermatological signs of systemic diseases. The contents include 12 sections of 795 total slides: rheumatologic diseases, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, renal diseases, hematologic diseases, endocrine diseases, neurologic diseases, infectious diseases, immunodeficiency diseases, neoplastic diseases, and dermatologic diseases and cutaneous drug reactions. The smallest section, on renal diseases, has 25 slides, the largest, on neoplastic diseases, 111 slides. Each slide has two numbers, one representing the slide number within the specific section and the other a number from 1 to 795, representing the position of the slide within the entire set. The slide set also comes with an index of short titles for each slide. The numbering and indexing make refiling of the slides much easier and assist office personnel in preventing loss when slides are checked out by students, residents, and staff, thus making this an ideal slide set for residency programs. Most of the slides are also said to be featured in Atlas of the Skin and Systemic Disease, by Lebwohl (Churchill Livingstone, 1995), and the text is useful for those desiring more information relevant to the slides.
Skin and Systemic DiseaseSlide Atlas of the Skin and Systemic Disease. JAMA. 1998;279(14):1123. doi:10.1001/jama.279.14.1123-JBK0408-4-1