This work includes the most complete, in-depth coverage of the field available today in one source! It focuses particularly on aetiology and pathogenesis, disease mechanisms and includes all of the appropriate recent genetic, molecular and basic science data. More than 5,400 illustrations include depictions of clinical variants to support clinicopathological correlation and differential diagnoses. The 3rd Edition has been completely reorganised and redesigned to better meet the diagnostic challenges faced in everyday practice. Histologic diagnostic pitfalls are highlighted throughout and include detailed cross references for all relevant conditions.
Chapter 1 The structure and function of skin Chapter 2 Disorders of keratinization Chapter 3 Inherited and autoimmune subepidermal blistering diseases Chapter 4 Acantholytic disorders Chapter 5 Spongiotic, psoriasiform and pustular dermatoses Chapter 6 Lichenoid and interface dermatoses Chapter 7 Superficial and deep perivascular inflammatory dermatoses Chapter 8 Granulomatous, necrobiotic and perforating dermatoses Chapter 9 Inflammatory diseases of the subcutaneous fat Chapter 10 Diseases of the oral mucosa Chapter 11 Diseases of the genital skin Chapter 12 Degenerative and metabolic diseases Chapter 13 Cutaneous adverse reactions to drugs and effects of physical agents Chapter 14 Neutrophilic and eosinophilic dermatoses Chapter 15 Vascular disease Chapter 16 Idiopathic connective tissue disorders Chapter 17 Infectious diseases of the skin Chapter 18 Disorders of pigmentation Chapter 19 Abnormalities of collagen and elastic tissue Chapter 20 Diseases of the hair Chapter 21 Diseases of the nails Chapter 22 Tumors of the surface epithelium Chapter 23 Melanocytic nevi Chapter 24 Melanoma Chapter 25 Cutaneous lymphoproliferative diseases and related disorders Chapter 26 Cutaneous metastases and Paget's disease of the skin Chapter 27 Tumors of the hair follicle Chapter 28 Tumors and related lesions of the sebaceous glands Chapter 29 Tumors of the sweat glands Chapter 30 Cysts Chapter 31 Connective tissue tumors Index