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September 1982

Skin Signs of Systemic Disease

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New York

 

ed 2, by Irwin M. Braverman, 965 pp, with 735 illus, $75, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1981.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(9):698. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650210078027

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Abstract

This second edition of Braverman's book, which garnered rave reviews the first time around, is now even bigger and better. It has gone from 448 pages with 474 illustrations to 965 pages with 735 illustrations (246 illustrations in full color). Subjects found in the first edition, eg, cancer, connective tissue (rheumatic) disorders, gastrointestinal tract diseases, and neurologic diseases, to mention only a few, have been expanded and updated. Completely new chapters on pregnancy and the menstrual cycle, neutrophilic dermatoses, and infectious diseases have been added.

The author has succeeded in presenting the major systemic diseases not only from the viewpoints of cutaneous signs and clinical features to allow for easier recognition, but also from the viewpoints of biochemical and immunologic and histologic findings to provide for greater comprehension of the pathophysiology and diagnosis of disease. Specific case presentations, as well as numerous well-reproduced photographs taken from the author's own personal

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