The book is meant as an introduction to undergraduates for the subject of clinical dermatology and sexually transmitted infections. The book walks the reader through the sections of basics, clinical dermatology, sexually transmitted infections and dermatotherapeutics. The chapters are arranged in a pattern that is student-friendly and facilitates quick revision through summary sections at the end of each topic.
In this edition, two new chapters on Collagen Vascular Diseases and Chronic Vesicobullous Disorders have been added. This edition is complemented with many clinical images by removing the old images, many of the diagrams have been redrawn according to the current need which satisfies students' need for making this book more comprehensive. Besides, several new topics have been added to existing chapters so as to make them more informative and up to date.
The printing is much improved with better color reproduction and high quality diagrams
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|About the Author||
Uday Khopkar MD (Dermatology) is an expert at diagnosis of skin diseases. He has taken special training in skin pathology in USA in 1992 and again 1994-1995 under the legendary dermatopathologist, Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman. After coming back to India in 1995 he established a countrywide dermatopathology referral system that receives now more than 5000 biopsy referrals every year. Dr. Khopkar introduced addition of photomicrographs as a routine to all biopsy reports, probably a first amongst pathologists from India. This made the reports easy to read, educative and transparent. Dr Khopkar also has to his credit several firsts in treatment of skin diseases in India including the use of contact sensitizers in alopecia areata, establishment of PUVA and narrow band UVB therapy in a public hospital for the treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis and popularizing single dose methotrexate regimens for psoriasis and pulse and rituximab therapy for pemphigus. He has special interest in the treatment of autoimmune diseases like psoriasis, lichen planus, vitiligo, pemphigus and alopecia areata and chronic allergies like chronic urticaria, eczemas, atopic dermatitis, etc. His research interests include diagnostic dermatology, dermatotherapeutics, dermoscopy, trichoscopy, onychoscopy, hair microscopy and scalp biopsy for diagnosis of hair loss.