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WAO Medical Book Review

Posted: January 2012

Pediatric Dermatology
Arun C. Inamador, S. Sacchidanand, editors
2010, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers / McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0071667229 / 9780071667227

Retail Price: $197.00 (US)
Available from McGraw-Hill http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071667229

Reviewer
Sandra Medeiros, MD
Specialist in Dermatology and Venereology
Dermatology Department, Divino Espírito Santo Hospital
Portugal

Description
Pediatric Dermatology is a textbook that covers a wide spectrum of skin diseases in children.

Purpose
This beautifully illustrated textbook provides a clear and comprehensive coverage of dermatological problems in children. It is well-organized and indexed in a problem-orientated fashion, making it easy to access information at the bedside.

Audience
The book is addressed to all clinicians with a special interest in the care of children with dermatological diseases. Medical students will also find this book interesting since it covers most skin diseases in children and explains their relevant features.

Features
The outstanding feature of this book is the photography. While the text is succinct and easy to read, there are often multiple photos to illustrate different features of each disease. Additionally, the text is supplemented by helpful tables identifying the etiology, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis or management of common skin diseases. Treatment of each specific disease is also very well systematized and up to date.

Assessment
In summary, this is a very agreeable book with exceptional photographs. It is an excellent resource for reference or access information at the bedside. Any clinician who treats children will find this book a useful addition to one’s library.