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December 1995

The Skin and Infection: A Color Atlas and Text

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Winston-Salem, NC


edited by Charles V. Danders and Lee Nesbitt, Jr, 325 pp, with color illus, $139, Baltimore, Md, Williams & Wilkins, 1995.

Arch Dermatol. 1995;131(12):1471. doi:10.1001/archderm.1995.01690240137036

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The Skin and Infection:  A Color Atlas and Text is a 22-chapter, multiauthored atlas and text that deals with a multitude of infectious processes that affect the skin. This work is a well-organized, comprehensive review of the approach to the patient with a skin infection, including bacterial infections, zoonoses, Lyme disease, superficial and systemic fungal infections, and viral infections as well as skin infections in the immunocompromised host. Individual chapters are also devoted to leprosy, tuberculosis, and infections and infestations with protozoans and helminths. The quality of the photography is excellent, with minimal clutter in the selected views of the dermatologic processes. The text and photographs are separated in each chapter, allowing the reader to clearly process the written information before proceeding to confirmation of physical appearance. The ample tables are splendid examples of organization, with especially complete tables presenting the differential diagnosis for the patient who presents with

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