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Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology

by: Susan Burge, Dinny Wallis

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PR,13.12.10

Category: MEDICAL Level: B/I/A

ISBN: 0199558329
ISBN13: 9780199558322

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Although skin conditions are common and affect people of all ages, little time is available for dermatology in the undergraduate curriculum. Junior doctors feel unprepared when faced with patients with skin conditions and most are unsure how to reach a diagnosis or plan management. The Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology provides accessible and practical advice that meets the needs of healthcare professionals working in hospitals. It will also be of value to those working in the community, and to medical students.
This book focuses on medical rather than surgical dermatology. Illustrated and in full colour, it covers the common skin conditions seen in all branches of medicine, the cutaneous signs of systemic disease, and the art of making a diagnosis. The problem-based approach and the pocket-size make the book an invaluable bedside tool. Readers are led through the necessary steps in order to reach a diagnosis at the bedside.
Chronic skin diseases are disabling and embarrassing. This handbook promotes a patient-centred approach and good communication, and clinicians are encouraged to use simple quality of life measures to evaluate the impact of skin conditions on the patient.


- Provides the essential information that is needed to manage the common and important skin conditions that may be encountered by any junior doctor or nurse
- Takes a step by step approach to aid diagnosis at the bedside, with numerous full colour images
- Shows how to explore and grade the impact of a skin condition
- Considers emerging problems and explores concepts of dermatology
- In line with the dermatological content of the UK undergraduate medical curriculum


1: Structure and function of the skin
2: History in dermatology
3: The dermatological examination
4: What is the diagnosis?
5: Skin failure and emergency dermatology
6: Bacterial and spirochaetal infections
7: Viral and fungal infections
8: Infestations and parasites
9: Psoriasis
10: Eczema and lichen planus
11: Urticaria and erythema
12: Pustular rashes
13: Blisters
14: Oral and genital ulceration
15: Leg ulcers and lymphoedema
16: Sun and skin
17: Tumours
18: Cutaneous reaction to drugs
19: Rheumatology
20: Vasculitis
21: Panniculitis
22: Diabetes and endocrinology
23: Skin and renal disease
24: Skin and gastroenterology
25: Skin and chest diseases
26: Skin and haematology/oncology
27: Skin and neurology
28: Skin and psychiatry
29: Skin in the elderly
30: Skin and pregnancy
31: Skin in infancy and childhood
32: Special tools and investigations
33: Medical management
34: Resources


Susan Burge , Consultant in Dermatology, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Dinny Wallis , Specialty Registrar, Rheumatology, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK

Sue Burge has a longstanding interest in medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate. She is currently Director of Teaching for the dermatology department for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust. She was also Director of Clinical Studies at the Oxford Medical School from 1999 to 2002, and remains an Associate Director. She is an Honorary Lecturer for Oxford University. Sue was the founder and Course Director of "Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Dermatology", the first course specifically designed for educators in dermatology. In 2006 she wrote the national recommendations for a dermatology undergraduate curriculum, published by the British Association of Dermatologists. Sue was awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to dermatology, and was elected to International Honorary membership of American Dermatological Association as recognition as a leader in dermatology, and she is a founding member of the British Society for Medical Dermatology. Dinny Wallis is a Specialty Registrar in Rheumatology training in the Severn Deanery. After graduating from Bristol University Medical School, she spent a year working in Australia before returning to Bristol to complete general medical training. Since specialising in rheumatology, she has worked in Yeovil District Hospital, the Bristol Royal Infirmary and currently the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.