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Book and New Media Reviews
July 2001

Atlas of Bullous Disease

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MURADALAMMD

 

Robert E. Jordon, ed, 172 pp, with color illus, ISBN 0-443-05863-6, Philadelphia, Pa, Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(7):976-977. doi:

The Atlas of Bullous Disease is aimed at "medical students, residents preparing for Board examinations, and practitioners who desire an update, including specific therapies for each of the diseases." Most of the contributors are experts in the area of bullous disease, especially the subjects covered by the chapters they authored.

The material is generally up-to-date. There are 10 chapters on immunologic bullous diseases and 1 on nonimmunologic acantholytic diseases. The format of the chapters is consistent and covers etiology, clinical features, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy. Although the book is meant to be an atlas, the diseases are discussed in detail and with appropriate depth. The large number of tables in each chapter makes searching for specific information easy. There are many clinical, histologic, immunofluorescence, and other types of illustrations. The quality of the illustrations is superior. In some chapters, however (especially the chapters on pemphigoid gestationis and linear IgA bullous dermatosis), the number of illustrations is excessive and repetitive.

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