Genetic Skin Disorders

Genetic Skin Disorders

Virginia P. Sybert

Print publication date: Jan 2017

ISBN: 9780190276478

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This book is a readable, reliable guide to the diagnosis and differential of inherited skin disorders to which generalists, paediatricians, dermatologists, and geneticists can refer during an examination. The new edition reflects the most up-to-date understanding of the molecular and genetic bases of heritable skin diseases. Each chapter describes the signs and symptoms of heritable skin diseases and enumerates pertinent associated clinical features and differential diagnoses. Non-dermatological signs are symptoms round out the information on each condition. Where appropriate, descriptions of histopathology at both the light and electron microscopic levels are included. Over 800 full-colour photographs illustrate the concepts discussed in the text. Annotated bibliographies at the end of each section direct readers to more extensive sources, and an updated listing of support groups for patients and their families supplements the resources for medical professionals.