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February 1991

Skin Manifestations of AIDS

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(2):286. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680020158036

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Neal S. Penneys' Skin Manifestations of AIDS is the fourth book published about the cutaneous manifestations of the syndrome since the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic began. The other two worthy of mention are A Colour Atlas of AIDS and HIV Disease by Farthing et al and Friedman-Kien's Color Atlas of AIDS, both of which are excellent illustrated atlases of the skin manifestations of AIDS. Penneys has attempted a slightly different approach to the topic. Rather than preparing a compendium of photographs of the various skin manifestations, he has attempted to write a textbook of the manifestations of AIDS, including with it a collection of representative photographs. Each of the subsections of the chapters is introduced with text, followed by photographs making the text and photographs nicely complementary. The book is divided into 13 sections that include chapters on epidemiology, early cutaneous signs of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), superficial and

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