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October 8, 1997

Pediatric Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Children's Hospital and Medical Center University of Washington Seattle

 

vols 1 & 2, edited by Lawrence A. Schachner and Ronald C. Hansen, 2nd ed, 2276+ pp, with illus, $365, ISBN 0-443-08921-3, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1995.

JAMA. 1997;278(14):1203. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550140097056

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Abstract

This updated edition of Pediatric Dermatology successfully achieves the ambitious goal of its editors: to provide a comprehensive overview of the basic science, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of the entire spectrum of dermatologic diseases in neonates, children, and adolescents. The expertise of an international field of over 60 pediatricians and dermatologists has been assembled into a readable, well-illustrated, and well-referenced text, which emphasizes throughout the nuances of skin disease in the pediatric population.

The two-volume text has six sections. The first two are particularly valuable, unique, and comprehensive in their pediatric perspective on the development, structure, and function of the skin; principles of prenatal and postnatal diagnosis; treatment of skin disease, including medical and surgical approaches; the impact of skin disease on psychosocial development; and neonatal and inherited skin disorders. While the other four sections maintain their pediatric perspective, they are organized more conventionally into "Diseases of Mucous

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