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Infectious Diseases of the Skin

2009 Edition, March 27, 2009

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ISBN: 978-1-84076-107-8
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  • Revision: 2009 Edition, March 27, 2009
  • Published Date: March 27, 2009
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 145
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Despite the rise of modern medicine, infections remain the leading cause of death worldwide. As we develop new antibiotics, organisms develop mechanisms of resistance. The battle rages on. In this battle, the most critical determinant of successful treatment remains an accurate diagnosis. This atlas will serve as a pictorial guide to the diagnosis of common bacterial, fungal, and viral skin infections, as well as recognition of arthropods of medical importance. Drug names are used as they are licensed in the United States.

The text is divided into chapters by class of organism, and in each chapter by clinical entity. We have found this approach to be the most useful for those using the text. It can serve as both a tutorial and a handy clinical reference in the daily practice of medicine.

The skin is readily visible, and therefore visual inspection remains the most important means of accurate dermatologic diagnosis. Skin infections are no exception. Morphology, symptoms, exposure, and time course generally establish the diagnosis. Laboratory tests can provide confirmation, but therapy must usually be initiated based on the initial clinical assessment. This text will provide many images to assist you in recognizing skin infections. We hope we have provided you with a reference that will become one of your favorites and will be useful in your daily practice