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June 1995

Handbook of Genetic Skin Disorders

Author Affiliations

Department of Pathology Tampa General Hospital University of South Florida Davis Island Tampa, FL 33601


by Fred M. Novice, Daniel W. Collison, Walter H. C. Burgdorf, Nancy B. Esterly, 714 pp with illus, $95, ISBN 0-7216-3803-1, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1994.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149(6):709. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1995.02170190119029

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This comprehensive text is divided into 16 chapters, including "Disorders of Quantification," "Bullous Disorders," "Poikilodermatous Disorders," "Premature Aging Syndrome," "Disorders of Hypopigmentation," "Disorders of Hyperpigmentation," "Tumors and Proliferative Disorders," "Dysplasias and Malformations," "Hair Disorders," "Nail Disorders," "Mucous Membrane Disorders," "Neurocutaneous Disorders," "Vascular and Hematologic Disorders," "Immunodeficiency Disorders," "Metabolic Disorders," and "Chromosome Disorders." It also includes the following two appendices: "The Organization for Information and Assistance Regarding Inherited and Congenital Disorders" and "Dermatologic Disorders Commonly Sporadic but Occasionally Familial (and Rare Familial Disorders Not Included Elsewhere)."

At the beginning of the book, there are four color plates that include 21 color photographs, all of excellent quality. The remainder of the book is very well illustrated with excellent black and white figures. Within each chapter, the diseases discussed are grouped with other diseases of similar nosological features and are discussed in order of frequency. Each entry is presented in terms of clinical

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