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June 1985

Progress in Diseases of the Skin

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles


vol 2, edited by Raul Fleischmajer, 274 pp, $49.50, New York, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1984.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(6):808. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660060122036

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In this second volume, Dr Fleichmajer has assembled a group of experts in several important aspects of basic and clinical investigative dermatology.

This book is comprised of 13 chapters covering a wide range of topics, from skin lipid biochemistry to photoimmunology. Particularly interesting and important topics include the possible roles of stratum corneum lipids, immunology of skin cancer, and important information on the newly evolving research into immune responses to UV radiation. Also included are valuable chapters on regulatory mechanisms of collagen in scleroderma skin and clinical and immunologic subsets of lupus erythematosus.

Finally, two recent therapeutic agents available for dermatology practice, ketaconazole and acyclovir, are reviewed in detail.

All the chapters are well written, well illustrated, and contain appropriately comprehensive reference lists.

The topics covered have obviously been carefully chosen to reflect important areas of current interest and research activity in clinical and investigative dermatology.

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