This atlas, containing more than 300 color photos, focuses on those dermatologic conditions that are most common in ethnic skin or skin of color. It includes succinct explanations of each disease process, describes clinical findings and presents key information on diagnosis and treatment. Individual chapters are devoted to pigmentary disorders, follicular disorders, hair and scalp disorders, eczemas, papulosquamous disorders, granulomatous disorders, connective tissue diseases, infectious diseases, scarring disorders, cutaneous neoplasms, photodermatoses and drug eruptions. The fact that this atlas covers skin disorders that affect patients of all ethnic backgrounds ensures that it will be of worldwide relevance. It will serve as a valuable reference for dermatologists and a range of other health care providers.
About the Author
Diane M. Jackson-Richards, MD, FAAD, has been a member of the Senior Professional Staff at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan since 1984 and is currently Director of the Multicultural Dermatology Clinic at the hospital. Dr. Jackson-Richards is a diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Michigan Dermatological Society and the National Medical Association. She had been responsible with teaching dermatology residents and medical students at Henry Ford Hospital since 1985. Dr. Jackson-Richards has given a number of presentations on and also published on various topics in dermatology, including skin and scalp disorders in African Americans.Amit G. Pandya, MD, FAAD is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas South western Medical Center where he has practiced dermatology for skin of color since 1991. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on melasma, vitiligo and other topics pertaining to skin of color. He has won many teaching awards from medical students and residents and has taught introductory dermatology to medical students for over 20 years. He has been a principal investigator in over 70 dermatology studies and focuses his research efforts on pigmentary disorders, using principles of evidence-based medicine to expand our knowledge of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, measurement, treatment and effect on patient quality of life of these disorders.