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Article
July 1985

Current Issues in Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Hershey, Pa

 

by Jeffrey P. Callen, Mark V. Dahl, Loren E. Golitz, et al, 277 pp, $34.95, Boston, GK Hall & Co, 1984, vol 2

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(7):936-937. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660070126038

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Abstract

This book meets its goal of providing to "the practicing dermatologist, updates on new diseases, new developments, and new therapies." Almost all the topics selected for this 1984 edition are timely. Included are chapters on retinoids, warts, local chemotherapy, neonatal lupus, treatment of birthmarks, fungal infections (with emphasis on ketoconazole therapy), cutaneous T-cell lymphomas, psoralens and ultraviolet-A therapy, Kaposi's sarcoma, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Also included are several chapters on dermatologic surgery and a final section on pitfalls in patch testing. Most of the chapters are succinct, representing true updates with emphasis on new developments in the field rather than an exhaustive rehash of the topic. Perhaps this is the reason for the paucity of therapeutic suggestions in the chapters on warts and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas, which deal more with classification and pathogenesis. Most of the other chapters place considerable emphasis on therapy, and a number of therapeutic "pearls"

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