September 1988

Pediatric Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Department of Dermatology 3288 Moanalua Rd Honolulu, HI 96819


edited by Lawrence A. Schachner and Ronald C. Hansen, 1641 pp, with illus, $295, New York, Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1988.

Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(9):988. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150090086030

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Pediatric dermatology is a subspecialty of dermatology that has, over the past decade, grown in influence and scope. The number of talented clinicians dedicated to the care of children with cutaneous disorders has also increased. This ambitious reference text is testament to that fact. It consists of individual chapters written by many of the leading authorities in pediatric dermatology, six of whom have written their own excellent, though less comprehensive, texts. The list of contributing authors is a virtual "who's who" of pediatric dermatology.

The text is more extensive and detailed than previous works. It covers everything from the everyday management of common skin conditions to the once-in-a-lifetime patient with a rare genodermatosis. Each chapter contains numerous current literature references. After the presentation of each disease entity there is a section on the pediatric concerns of the disease that discusses how the disease affects psychosocial development, growth, and other organ

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