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August 1986

Practical Pediatric Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(8):948-949. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660200122036

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The second edition of this book Pediatric Dermatology is a concise, well-written, single author volume that covers the major cutaneous diseases and problems unique to the skin of infants and children. It is aimed at the busy primary care practitioner who wishes to know more about the diagnosis and treatment of the most frequently encountered pediatric skin diseases. It is neither an introductory dermatology text, nor is it encyclopedic.

This edition has been improved by an additional chapter on dermatopharmacology, complete with an up-to-date formulary, as well as a problem-oriented differential diagnostic index, that will greatly enhance its usefulness. Each chapter has been updated with descriptions of many newly recognized or controversial medical problems and therapies that have been reported since publication of the first edition, six years ago (eg, Kawasaki's disease, toxic shock syndrome, neonatal lupus, 20-nail dystrophy of childhood, the malignant potential of congenital nevocellular nevi, linear IgA

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