Clinical Cases in Dermatology

Clinical Cases in Skin of Color

Adnexal, Inflammation, Infections, and Pigmentary Disorders

Editors: Love, Porcia B., Kundu, Roopal (Eds.)

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  • ​Concise practical guidance to board certified dermatologists and dermatologists in training in the rapidly growing field of skin of color
  • Includes chapters on the most common presentations of dermatologic disease in the skin of color population​
  • Carefully illustrated to highlight evidence-based practice in skin of color
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About this book

​This book will identify the top dermatological conditions for patients with skin of color and provide essential features which contrast these conditions in darker skin types. The reader will be able to formulate informed treatment regimens for patients with skin of color. The book will also provide clinical pearls to guide decision making, as well as important cultural beliefs that must be considered in order to provide optimal care to patients with skin of color. Clinical cases are a key component in modern medical education, assisting the trainee or recertifying clinician to work through unusual cases using best practice techniques. Dermatology is an important discipline in this regard since it is a highly visual subject requiring the reader to describe often very subtle differences in the presentation of patients and define accurately the diagnostic and management criteria to base their clinical decision-making on. By the year 2050, people with skin of color (including Africans, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans and Hispanics) will represent more than half of the U.S. population.  There is now an increasing demand for dermatologic treatments in patients with skin of color, as well as an accompanying need for education and training in this quickly expanding market.  Skin of Color is a key topic within dermatology as specific conditions can be harder to diagnose effectively in darker skin, and their treatment can be compromised by this. Conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and atopic dermatitis may be more difficult to diagnose in darker skin. There are various other conditions that can provide a challenge in management, including postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, scarring, alopecias, and pseudofolliculitis barbae. If these skin disorders are not diagnosed and treated properly, the initial lesions can become darker as they heal, and the darker spots can last for years in some cases. ​

About the authors

Dr. Porcia Bradford Love is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Alabama and her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Love completed a General Surgery Internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and her Dermatology residency at Duke University Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. She also completed a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, where she conducted population-based studies on skin cancer. Dr. Love is board certified in Dermatology and practices General, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology at Montgomery Dermatology, PC in Montgomery, Alabama.

Dr. Roopal Kundu is a board-certified general medical dermatologist. Dr. Kundu's research focuses on the therapy of skin disorders that occur more frequently or adversely impact individuals with skin of color. She is the Director of the Northwestern Center for Ethnic Skin, which provides clinical care, cosmetic dermatology and clinical trials research.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22392-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22391-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Cases in Skin of Color
Book Subtitle
Adnexal, Inflammation, Infections, and Pigmentary Disorders
Editors
  • Porcia B. Love
  • Roopal Kundu
Series Title
Clinical Cases in Dermatology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22392-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22392-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-22391-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 188
Number of Illustrations
33 illustrations in colour
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