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April 1992

Color Atlas of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(4):577. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680140161031

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Drs Parish, Seghal, and Buntin have written the Color Atlas of Sexually Transmitted Diseases to provide the clinician with a pictorial reference when making a diagnosis. The book consists of a short introduction followed by 20 chapters arranged alphabetically by disease. Most diseases outlined are sexually transmitted. The few that are not are important to the discussion as they commonly occur in the genital area. Each chapter is divided into "Background," "Epidemiology," "Clinical Manifestations," "Diagnostic Tools," "Differential Diagnosis," and "Treatment." Following these are pictures depicting both typical and atypical presentations of the disease discussed. As each chapter is a synopsis rather than a detailed discussion, a listing of suggested readings is included at the end of every section.

This book is compact and well organized, making it a quick and easy reference. Although each disease is discussed briefly, pertinent information is included. Most of the photographs are clear and of

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