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July 1988

Diagnostic Electron Microscopy in Practical Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(7):1136-1137. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670070100037

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Diagnostic Electron Microscopy in Practical Dermatology by Daróczy and Racz is a collection of clinical, histologic, and electron microscopic pictures of miscellaneous dermatoses. The paucity of this type of publication makes this volume a handy reference book. Although these authors state that "no textbook on this subject [electron microscopy of dermatoses] has appeared as yet," there are a few recent reference sources (eg, The Clinical Use of Electron Microscopy in Dermatology, Minneapolis, Bolger Publications, 1985; Skin Pathology by Light and Electron Microscopy, New York, Igaku-Shoin Medical Publishers Inc, 1983; and Electron Microscopy in Human Medicine, New York, McGraw Hill International Book Co, 1985, vol 11a: The Skin) that they should not neglect. Of over 40 entities discussed in this book, only about eight conditions could use electron microscopic analysis for diagnosis (Hand-Schüller-Christian disease, cutis laxa, hyalinosis cutis et mucosae, Fabry's disease, primary systemic amyloidosis, lichen amyloidosis, metastatic carcinomas, and Sézary

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