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Absolute Dermatology Review

Mastering Clinical Conditions on the Dermatology Recertification Exam

Gloster, Jr., Hugh Morris, Dubas, Lauren, Mistur, Rachel

2015, XV, 967 p. 801 illus., 800 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a thorough, concise review of clinical images of specific conditions included in the American Board of Dermatology recertification exam 
  • Includes concise key clinical features for each image that assists the reader in recognizing the clinical images on the recertification exam 
  • Enables the reader a more efficient way of studying for the exam
  • Provides a quick reference of the clinical appearances of the main conditions encountered by a dermatologist 
  • Includes hundreds of high quality photographs illustrating the main features being described in the text 
  • Written for dermatologists taking the American Board of Dermatology recertification exam
​​Each dermatologist that was board certified after 1992 is required by the American Board of Dermatology to take a recertification exam every ten years. One of the major components of the exam is to be able to identify clinical photographs of approximately 200 skin diseases, and while there are other components to the test, they vary according to subspecialty. However, everyone is required to identify the images, so several months before the exam, the American Board of Dermatology releases a list of the skin diseases that will be tested, but does not provide the images or reveal which ones will appear.  

Review of Clinical Conditions for the Dermatology Recertification Examination provides a thorough, concise review of clinical images of the specific conditions that the reader will be required to recognize during the American Board of Dermatology recertification test.  In addition, concise key clinical features for each image will be provided that will assist the reader in recognizing the clinical images on the examination, enabling them a more efficient way to study for the test without having to look up images online or in a large text book. Written by a board certified dermatologic surgeon who recently took the recertification exam, this book proves indispensable to dermatologists taking the exam or residents who want a quick reference of the clinical appearances of the main conditions generally encountered by a dermatologist.​ 


Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » clinical conditions in dermatology - dermatology - dermatology board exam - maintenance of certification - recertification examination - skin disease

Related subjects » Dermatology

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Table of Contents



Absolute Dermatology Review

Mastering Clinical Conditions on the Dermatology Recertification Exam


Author: Hugh Gloster, Jr., MD


Section One: Papulosquamous and Eczematous Dermatoses

1.    Psoriasis

a.     Chronic plaque

b.    Erythrodermic

c.     Pustular

d.    Palmoplantar

e.     Guttate

f.       Nail disease

2.    Lichen planus

a.     Hypertrophic

b.    Oral

c.     Nails

d.    Vulvovaginal

e.     Annular

f.       Drug induced

3.    Dermatitis

a.     Contact

b.    Seborrheic

c.     Atopic

d.    Perioral

e.     Stasis

f.       Asteatotic

g.     Dishydrotic

4.    Keratosis pilaris

5.    Lichen simplex chronicus

6.    Lichen striatus

7.    Pityriasis lichenoides

a.     Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

b.    Pityriasis lichenoides chronica

8.    Pityriasis rosea

9.    Pityriasis alba

10.           Pityriasis rubra pilaris

11.           Axillary granular parakeratosis

Section Two: Cutaneous vasculitis, vasculopathy, and microvascular occlusion syndromes

12.           Small vessel (leukocytoclastic) vasculitis

a.     Henoch-Schonlein purpura

b.    Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy

c.     Urticarial vasculitis

d.    Erythema elevatum diutinum

13.           Mixed small and medium vessel vasculitis

a.     Cryoglobulnemic vasculitis

b.    ANCA- associated vasculitis

                                                                         i.      Microscopic polyangitis

                                                                       ii.      Wegener’s granulomatosis

                                                                    iii.      Churg-Strauss syndrome

14.           Medium size vasculitis

a.     Polyarteritis nodosa

15.           Livedo vasculopathy and livedo reticularis

16.           Coumadin necrosis

Section Three: Vesiculobullous diseases

17.           Bullous pemphigoid

18.           Cicatricial pemphigoid

19.           Pemphigoid gestationis

20.           Pemphigus vulgaris

21.           Pemphigus foliaceous

22.           Pemphigus vegetans

23.           Benign familial pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey disease)

24.           Dermatitis herpetiformis

25.           Linear IgA bullous dermatosis

26.           Epidermolysis bullosa

a.     Simplex

b.    Dystrophic

c.     Acquired

d.    Junctional

27.           Newborn

a.     Erythema toxicum neonatorum

28.           Paraneoplastic pemphigus

Section Four: Adnexal diseases

29.           Acne vulgaris

30.           Rosacea

31.           Fox Fordyce disease

32.           Hidradenitis suppurativa

Section Five: Autoimmune disorders

33.           Lupus erythematous

a.     Discoid

b.    Subacute cutaneous

c.     Neonatal

d.    Systemic

e.     Acute cutaneous

f.       Tumid

g.     Panniculitis

h.    Pernio

i.       Bullous

34.           Dermatomyositis

35.           Scleroderma and sclerodermoid skin conditions

a.     Systemic sclerosis

b.    Morphea

                                                                         i.      Plaque

                                                                       ii.      Linear

                                                                    iii.      Generalized

c.     Eosinophilic fasciitits

d.    Lichen sclerosus

e.     Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

f.       Lipodermatosclerosis

36.           Graft versus host disease

Section Six: Metabolic and deposition diseases

37.           Mucinoses

a.     Scleromyedema

b.    Scleredema

c.     Pretibial myxedema

d.    Follicular mucinosis

38.           Amyloidosis

39.           Porphyria cutanea tarda and pseudoporphyrias

40.           Calcifying disorders

a.     Calcinosis cutis

b.    Calciphylaxis

41.           Nutritional diseases

a.     Scurvy

b.    Pellagra

c.     Zinc deficiency (acrodermatitis enteropathica)

42.           Ochronosis

Section Seven: Cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases

43.           Rheumatoid arthritis

44.           Diabetes

a.     Necrobiosis lipoidica

b.    Acanthosis nigricans

c.     Bullous diabeticorum

d.    Diabetic dermopathy

e.     Neuropathic ulcers

f.       Scleredema diabeticorum

g.     Eruptive xanthomas

45.           Thyroid disease

a.     Pretibial myxedema

b.    Generalized myxedema

c.     Acquired ichthyosis

d.    Alopecia

46.           Cushing’s syndrome

47.           Addison’s disease

48.           Gastrointestinal

a.     Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s

                                                                         i.      Erythema nodosum

                                                                       ii.      Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

                                                                    iii.      Sweet’s syndrome

                                                                    iv.      Pyoderma gangrenosum

                                                                       v.      Acrodermatitis enteropathica

b.    Gastrointestinal bleeding

                                                                         i.      Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

                                                                       ii.      Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome

                                                                    iii.      Pseudoxanthoma elasticum

                                                                    iv.      Peutz-Jeuger

                                                                       v.      Muir-Torre

c.     Liver disease

                                                                         i.      Telangiectasias

                                                                       ii.      Spider angiomas

                                                                    iii.      Palmar erythema

                                                                    iv.      Terry’s nails

                                                                       v.      Primary biliary cirrhosis

1.    Tuberous xanthomas

                                                                    vi.      Hemochromatosis

                                                                  vii.      Wilson’s disease

49.           Renal disease

a.     Nephrogenic systemic sclerosis

50.           Internal malignancy

a.     Acanthosis nigricans

b.    Acrokeratosis neoplastica (Bazek’s syndrome)

c.     Erythema gyratum repens

d.    Necrolytic migratory erythema

e.     Acquired hypertrichosis lagunosa

f.       Cutaneous metastases

g.     Paraneoplastic pemphigus

Section Eight: Genodermatoses and developmental anomalies

51.           Genodermatoses

a.     Darier’s disease

b.    Ichthyoses

                                                                         i.      vulgaris

                                                                       ii.      lamellar

                                                                    iii.      x-linked

                                                                    iv.      bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma

                                                                       v.      Netherton’s syndrome

c.     neurofibromatosis

d.    tuberous sclerosus

e.     Incontinentia pigmenti

f.       Cowden’s syndrome

g.     Cutis laxa

h.    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

i.       Pachonychia congenita

j.       Pseudo xanthoma elasticum

52.           Developmental anomalies

a.     Aplasia cutis congenita

b.    Hair collar sign

Section Nine: Infections

53.           Viral

a.     Condyloma acuminata

b.    Fifth disease

c.     Hand-foot-mouth

d.    Herpes simplex

                                                                         i.      Eczema herpeticum

                                                                       ii.      Herpetic Whitlow

                                                                    iii.      Neonatal

e.     Herpes zoster

f.       Varicella

g.     Molluscum contagiosum

h.    Verruca

54.           Fungal

a.     Deep fungal infections

                                                                         i.      Blastomycosis

                                                                       ii.      Sporotrichosis

                                                                    iii.      Coccidiodomycosis

                                                                    iv.      Cryptococcosis

b.    Folliculitis

                                                                         i.      Dermatophyte

1.    Tinea barbae

2.    Majocchi’s

                                                                       ii.      Pityrosporum

c.     Onychomycosis

d.    Tinea

                                                                         i.      Pedis and manuum

                                                                       ii.      Corporis

                                                                    iii.      Faceii

1.    Tinea incognito

2.    Tinea barbae

                                                                    iv.      Versicolor

                                                                       v.      Capitis

                                                                    vi.      Cruris

55.           Bacterial

a.     Cellulitis

                                                                         i.      Perianal streptococcal cellulitis

b.    Erythrasma

c.     Folliculitis

d.    Gonococcemia

e.     meningococcemia

f.       Impetigo

                                                                         i.      Non bullous

                                                                       ii.      Bullous

g.     Leishmaniasis

h.    Leprosy

i.       Mycobacterial infections

                                                                         i.      Tuberculosis

                                                                       ii.      Non tuberculous

j.       Pitted keratolysis

k.     Rocky mountain spotted fever

l.       Syphilis

Section Ten: Infestations and bites

56.           Cutaneous larva migrans

57.           Bed bugs

58.           Spider bites

59.           Scabies

60.           Fleas

61.           Pediculosis (lice)

62.           Tungiasis

Section Eleven: Hair, nails, and mucous membranes

63.           Alopecias

a.     Alopecia areata

b.    Telogen effluvium

c.     Anagen effluvium

d.    Androgenetic alopecia

e.     Trichotillomania

f.       Scarring alopecias

                                                                         i.      Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia

                                                                       ii.      Lichen planopilaris

                                                                    iii.      Discoid lupus

                                                                    iv.      Dissecting cellulitis

                                                                       v.      Folliculitis decalvans

                                                                    vi.      Acne keloidalis nuchae

                                                                  vii.      Frontal fibrosing alopecia

                                                               viii.      Traction alopecia

64.           Nail disease

a.     Trachonychia

b.    Beau’s lines

c.     Mee’s lines

d.    Half and half nails

e.     Yellow nail syndrome

f.       Onychorrhexis

g.     Punctate leukonychia

h.    Striate leukonychia

i.       Onychomadesis

j.       Koilonychia

k.     Terry’s nails

l.       Clubbing

65.           Mucous membrane disease

a.     Geographic tongue

b.    Oral hairy leukoplakia

c.     Aphthous stomatitis

Section Twelve: Benign neoplasms

66.           Accessory tragus

67.           Accessory digit

68.           Acquired digital fibrokeratoma

69.           Adnexal tumors

a.     Trichoepithelioma

b.    Cylindroma

c.     Syringoma

d.    Nevus sebaceous

e.     Trichofolliculoma

f.       Poroma

70.           Becker’s nevus

71.           Cysts

a.     Epidermal

b.    Steatocystoma multiplex

c.     Eruptive vellus hair cyst

72.           Dermatofibroma

73.           Melanocytic

a.     Halo nevi

b.    Congenital nevi

c.     Junctional nevi

d.    Compound nevi

e.     Intradermal nevi

f.       Nevus spilus

g.     Spitz nevi

h.    Blue nevi

i.       Nevus of Ito

j.       Nevus of Ota

k.     Nevus comedonicus

74.           Mucocele

75.           Pyogenic granuloma

76.           Seborrheic keratosis

77.           Skin tags

78.           Supernumerary nipples

79.           Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis

80.           Linear epidermal nevus

Section Thirteen: Malignant and premalignant neoplasms

81.           Actinic keratosis

82.           Actinic cheilitis

83.           Angiosarcoma

84.           Cutaneous metastases

85.           Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

86.           Kaposi’s sarcoma

87.           Keratoacanthoma

88.           Melanoma

89.           Basal cell carcinoma

90.           Squamous cell carcinoma

a.     Erythroplasia of Querat

b.    Verrucous carcinoma

c.     Bowen’s disease

d.    Invasive SCC

91.           Paget’s disease

92.           Extramammary Paget’s disease

93.           Cutaneous lymphomas

a.     T-cell

                                                                         i.      Mycosis fungoides

                                                                       ii.      Folliculotrophic mycosis fungoides

                                                                    iii.      Pagetoid reticulosis

                                                                    iv.      Granulomatous slack skin

                                                                       v.      Sezary syndrome

                                                                    vi.      Primary cutaneous CD 30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma

                                                                  vii.      Lymphomatoid papulosis

                                                               viii.      Subacute panniculitis like T-cell lymphoma

b.    B-cell

                                                                         i.      Follicular center lymphoma

                                                                       ii.      Marginal zone B-cell lymphoma

Section Fourteen: Disorders due to physical agents

94.           Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis

95.           Factitial disease

96.           Prurigo nodularis

97.           Trauma induced skin disease

a.     Talon noir

b.    Erythema ab igne

c.     Corns and calluses

d.    Subungual hematoma

e.     Surgical ecchymoses

f.       Piezogenic papules

g.     Traumatic tattoo

98.           Photodermatoses

a.     Phototoxicity

b.    Photoallergy

c.     Actinic damage

                                                                         i.      Actinic purpura

                                                                       ii.      Poikiloderma of Civatte

d.    Polymorphous light eruption

e.     Chronic actinic dermatitis

99.           Foreign body granulomas

100.     Radiation dermatitis

Section Fifteen: Drug reactions, erythemas, and urticarias

101.     Drug reactions

a.     Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP)

b.    Drug induced hyperpigmentation

c.     Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)

d.    Fixed drug eruptions

e.     Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)

f.       Steroid induced atrophy

g.     Morbilliform

102.     Erythemas

a.     Erythema multiforme

b.    Figurate erythemas

                                                                         i.      Erythema annulare centrifugum

                                                                       ii.      Erythema gyratum repens

                                                                    iii.      Erythema chronicum migrans

c.     Necrolyitic acral erythema

d.    Necrolyitic migratory erythema

103.     Urticarias

a.     Urticaria

b.    Angioedema

104.     Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PUPPP)

Section Sixteen: Vascular and lymphatic disorders

105.     Telangiectasia

106.     Hemangioma

107.     Vascular malformations

108.     lymphangiomas

Section Seventeen: Pigmentary disorders

109.     Vitiligo

110.     Postinflammatory pigment alteration

Section Eighteen: Neutrophilic dermatoses

111.     Pyoderma gangrenosum

112.     Sweet’s syndrome

113.     Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp

Section Nineteen: Disorders of Langerhans cells, macrophages, and mast cells

114.     Langerhans cell histiocytosis

a.     Letterer-Siwe

b.    Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis

115.     Xanthogranuloma

a.     Juvenile xanthogranuloma

b.    Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma

116.     Xanthomas

a.     Plane

b.    Eruptive

c.     tuberous

117.     Sarcoidosis

118.     Granuloma annulare

a.     Localized

b.    Disseminated

119.     Necrobiosis lipoidica

120.     Foreign body reactions

121.     Mastocytosis

a.     Urticaria pigmentosa

b.    Solitary mastocytoma

Section Twenty: Dermal connective tissue disorders

122.     Keloids

123.     Hypertrophic scars

124.     Perforating diseases

a.     Kyrle’s disease

b.    Elastosis perforans serpiginosa

c.     Reactive perforating collagenosis

Section Twenty One: Panniculitis

125.     Erythema nodosum

126.     Lipodermatosclerosis (sclerosing panniculitis)


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