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December 1984

Current Issues in Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Burlington, Mass


vol 1, by Jeffrey P. Callen, 316 pp, with illus, $29.95, Boston, G. K. Hall, 1984.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(12):1622. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650480084027

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This is a concise and easily readable text that is the first in a planned annual series designed to keep the busy clinician up to date on new developments and controversies in clinical dermatology. The editors have assembled a potpourri of contributions addressing diverse dermatologic topics in internal medicine, pediatrics, clinical research, dermatopathology, and dermatologic surgery. The diversity of topics addressed guarantees something of interest to everyone. These subjects include the following: (1) "stateof-the-art" information (collagen injections, monoclonal antibodies, immunosuppressive agents, neutrophil function, problem areas in the treatments of basal cell carcinomas, mechanism of blister formation); (2) information on new techniques and disorders (immunoperoxidase staining, new office equipment, new pediatric skin disorders); (3) discussion of current controversies (Kwell and antimalarial use in children and the issue of cutaneous pseudomalignancies); and (4) updates on various topics (vasculitis, erythema multiforme, and Kaposi's sarcoma).

Many of these contributions serve as a crystallization of

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