The unquestioned leader in dermatopathology resources, Weedon's Skin Pathology returns with expanded and updated coverage in this specialized field of pathology. Offering an enhanced emphasis on differential diagnosis, new author Dr. James W. Patterson provides the most clinically relevant developments in molecular biology and techniques while maintaining Dr. Weedon's consistent, uniform approach to the subject. From practitioners and specialists to pathologists and dermatologists, this medical reference book is an essential addition to any dermatopathological library. "The latest update of this book is well written and is frequently used for our problematic skin cases." Reviewed by: Pathlab.org March 2015 Gain a full understanding of established disorders, unusual and rare disease entities, and incompletely defined entities. Immerse yourself in over 1,200 large-sized, high-quality illustrations. Provide the most accurate diagnoses possible with a design that reproduces what is seen through the microscope, thereby helping identify the characteristic features of the lesion demonstrated. Readily access important information through tables and boxes that organize diseases into groups, synthesize diagnostic criteria, and list differential diagnoses.Facilitate the identification of both key articles and more rare and unusual reports with remarkably authoritative, comprehensive, current, and relevant reference lists (over 35,000) for each entity. Explore in-depth and updated topics covering clinically relevant developments in molecular biology and molecular techniques.Easily comprehend complex issues with improved illustrations focusing on rare conditions and unusual manifestations. Accurately interpret difficult specimens through an increased emphasis on differential diagnosis.Take advantage of expanded content in sections including Drug Reactions, Tumors, and Infections and Infestations. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.
SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION1 An approach to the interpretation of skin biopsies2 Diagnostic cluesSECTION 2 TISSUE REACTION PATTERNS3 The lichenoid reaction pattern (!Yinterface dermatitis!|)4 The psoriasiform reaction pattern5 The spongiotic reaction pattern6 The vesiculobullous reaction pattern7 The granulomatous reaction pattern8 The vasculopathic reaction patternSECTION 3 THE EPIDERMIS9 Disorders of epidermal maturation and keratinization10 Disorders of pigmentationSECTION 4 THE DERMIS11 Disorders of collagen12 Disorders of elastic tissue13 Cutaneous mucinoses14 Cutaneous deposits15 Diseases of cutaneous appendages16 Cysts, sinuses and pits17 PanniculitisSECTION 5 THE SKIN IN SYSTEMIC AND MISCELLANEOUS DISEASES18 Metabolic and storage diseases19 Miscellaneous conditions20 Cutaneous drug reactions21 Reactions to physical agentsSECTION 6 INFECTIONS AND INFESTATIONS22 Cutaneous infections and infestations -- histological patterns23 Bacterial and rickettsial infections24 Spirochetal infections25 Mycoses and algal infections26 Viral diseases27 Protozoal infections28 Marine injuries29 Helminth infestations30 Arthropod-induced diseasesSECTION 7 TUMORS31 Tumors of the epidermis32 Lentigines, nevi and melanomas33 Tumors of cutaneous appendages34 Tumors and tumor-like proliferations of fibrous and related tissues35 Tumors of fat36 Tumors of muscle, cartilage and bone37 Neural and neuroendocrine tumors38 Vascular tumors39 Cutaneous metastases40 Cutaneous infiltrates -- non-lymphoid41 Cutaneous infiltrates -- lymphoid and leukemic