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December 1989

Skin Signs in AIDS: Textbook of AIDS/HIV

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(12):1722. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670240124039

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Skin Signs of AIDS: Textbook of AIDS/HIV, by Weismann and coworkers, is an atlas, but it is better subtitled a monograph or primer than a textbook on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Farthing and coworkers have published their cutaneous findings in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients from London, England (Farthing CF, Brown SE, Stoughton RCD. A Colour Atlas of AIDS. 2nd ed. Chicago, Ill: Yearbook Medical Publishers Inc; 1988) and Friedman-Kien, on patients from New York, NY (Friedman-Kien AE. Color Atlas of AIDS. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders Co, 1989). These atlases are much more comprehensive than that of Weismann and coworkers. Friedman-Kien includes 80 photographs of epidemic Kaposi's sarcoma, 37 photographs of classic and endemic (African) Kaposi's sarcoma, and 66 photographs of clinical simulators (differential diagnosis) of Kaposi's sarcoma. Weismann et al, in comparison, present only 13 photographs of early cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma. There are no photographs of older, disfiguring

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