Part I: Basic Skillsn n Specific Historyn n Dermatologic Physical Examinationn n Indicated Supporting Diagnostic Datan n Therapyn n References for Part In n Part II: Papular, Papulosquamous, and Papulo-Vesicular Skin Lesionsn n Molluscum Contagiosum (Dimple Warts)n n Verruca Vulgaris (Common Warts)n n Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff)n n Pityriasis Rosean n Psoriasis Vulgarisn n Lichen Planusn n Miliaria Rubra (Prickly Heat)n n Scabiesn n References for Part IIn n Part III: Epidermal, Dermal, and Epidermal/Dermal Lesionsn n Erythrasman n Tinea (Superficial Fungi, Dermatophytosis, Ringworm)n n Urticaria (Urticaria Simplex, Common Hives)n n Fixed Drug Eruptionn n Erysipelas/Cellulitisn n Erythema Multiformen n References for Part IIIn n Part IV: Epidermal and Dermal Lesions, Eczematous Lesions, and Atrophiesn n Lupus Erythematosusn n Toxicodendron Dermatitis (Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac; Also Known as Rhus Dermatitis)n n Atopic Dermatitis (Atopic Eczema, Disseminated Neurodermatitis, Besnier's Prurigo)n n Asteatotic Eczema (Xerosis, Xerotic Eczema, Eczema Craquelé, Eczema Cannalé, Eczema Hiemalis, Winter Itch)n n Senile Purpura (Bateman's Purpura)n n Striae Distensae (Striae Atrophicans, Striae Gravidarum, Stretch Marks)n n References for Part IVn n Part V: Pigmented, Pre-Malignant, and Common Malignant Skin Lesionsn n Seborrheic Keratosis (Old Age Spots, Liver Spots)n n Ephelides (Freckles)n n Lentiginesn n Melanocytic Nevin n Malignant Melanoman n Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)n n Keratoacanthoma (Molluscum Sebaceum)n n Common Skin Cancersn n References for Part Vn n Part VI: Vesiculo-Bullous and Papulo-PustularDisordersn n Impetigo (Impetigo Contagiosa)n n Herpes Simplex Recidivans (Herpes Labialis, Cold Sores, Fever Blisters, Herpes Genitalis)n n Herpes Zoster (Shingles)n n Acne Vulgaris (Acne, Zits)n n Rosacea (Acne Rosasea)n n References for Part VIn n Appendix A: Table of Primary Lesions and Related Disordersn n Appendix B: Table of Secondary Lesions and Related Disordersn n Color Photographsn n Index
The diagnosis and treatment of common dermatologic problems is a critical area of skill and knowledge for primary care physicians. According to the US Department of 1 Health and Human Services, patients present to their physicians a skin rash as their chief concern for nearly 12 million office visits each year. In 73% of these office visits, patients see their internist, family physician, or pediatrician. In this respect, astonishingly, primary care clinicians see far more skin disease in their offices than dermatologists. Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide advances the targeted skill and knowledge base of primary care physicians, as well as the collaboration between dermatologists and primary care physicians, by its wise choice of organization, scope, and approach. Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide by Drs. Trozak, Tennenhouse, and Russell is an important addition to the dermatology literature because it has been written collaboratively by a skilled dermatologist and two excellent academic family physicians. As such, the book superbly targets the depth and scope of needs of primary care practitioners in the field of dermatology.
This illuminating review of the basic diagnostic and therapeutic skills used by dermatologists comprehensively demonstrates for the primary care clinicians their application in daily practice. Using extensive illustrations and an excellent library of color photographs, the authors provide an overview of basic skills and cover 33 common dermatological conditions encountered every day.