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October 1985

Recent Developments in Clinical Research

Author Affiliations

Worcester, Mass


edited by C. E. Orfanos, Current Problems in Dermatology, 192 pp, 39 illus, 2 color plates, $98.25, New York, S Karger AG, 1985, vol 13.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(10):1340-1341. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660100120036

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One current problem in dermatology is that there are so many good collections of reviews to choose from. Here is another one! One must wonder if all this was possible before computers. But I cannot complain; this set of eight timely reviews shows that word processing has not necessarily hampered idea procession yet.

Previous volumes in this series have dealt with single issues, such as epidermal differentiation or diseases of the hair and scalp. This volume is a departure to a selection of widely divergent topics ranging from scabies to the use of retinoids in oncology. It contains a short but lucid review of arachidonic acid metabolism in cutaneous disorders, an excellent summary of cutaneous symptoms in primary immunodeficiencies that would be handy to have at the bedside, as well as good summaries of newer aspects of porphyria, epidermodysplasia verruciformis (24 human papillomaviruses described), and retinoids. The latter includes some

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