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January 1980

Pediatric Dermatology for the Primary Care Practitioner

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New Haven, Conn

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(1):121. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640250123037

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Who are the primary care practitioners who diagnose and treat diseases of childrens' skin? They are pediatricians, family practitioners, members of the family, and pharmacists. How useful will this volume be to them?

The book has certain advantages such as small size, good format, and concise descriptions. There are also shortcomings; congenital infections are not dealt with in problems of the neonate. These are important considerations for the obstetrician as well as the pediatrician and their omission should be considered an oversight in this first edition. Lupus erythematosus is discussed very briefly; dermatomyositis is mentioned only in the differential diagnosis of other problems. Letterer-Siwe disease is listed in a table. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is mentioned in two tables as a single disease entity and there is no description of the multiple disorders that this syndrome comprises. Chickenpox and measles do not make the index.

The reader is not given the verbal

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