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Book and New Media Reviews
September 1999

Atlas of Infections of the Skin

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edited by Raza Aly and Howard I. Maibach, 272 pp, with 414 illus, $170, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1999.

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(9):1131-a-1132. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-9-dbk0999

Doctors Aly and Maibach, well-known experts on cutaneous infections, have enlisted a distinguished group of 24 authors to prepare this comprehensive atlas and text on skin infections. Most aspects of fungal, bacterial, and viral skin infections are authoritatively and enjoyably addressed in the atlas. The stated purpose of the work is to "provide guidelines to clinicians and health workers for the early recognition of skin diseases." This difficult goal is achieved satisfactorily, especially for fungal infections. Approximately one half of the figures are devoted to various aspects of cutaneous fungal infection, including an emphasis on diagnostic mycology. Special attention has also been given to differential diagnosis and "look-alike cutaneous manifestations."

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