Symptoms, Signs and Clinical Management
Gudula Kirtschig Susan Cooper
Vulval diseases are managed by dermatologists and by ObGyns and while expert referral centres do exist, the majority of patients are treated by non-specialists. These conditions are relatively common (approximately 15% of a gynaecologist’s caseload) and can be difficult to diagnose.
Gynecologic Dermatology is a practical, highly illustrated guide written with the needs of the general dermatologist or gynaecologist in mind. The book begins with chapters on normal anatomy; history taking and examination of the vulva; biopsy taking and general management options. Next, symptom-based chapters describe presenting problems such as pruritus, broken skin and scarring, using flowcharts to help the physician work through to a diagnosis. Finally, chapters devoted to key conditions (lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, etc) describe the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and management of the disease in question.
Abundantly illustrated and written in a practical, clinically oriented style, Gynecologic Dermatology is an indispensable reference for non-specialists that bridges the gap between dermatology and gynaecology.
- Symptom-based section reflects how patients present in real life and provides algorithms/flowcharts to help with diagnosis
- Includes second-line treatment options to help physician when standard treatment is unsuccessful
- Lavishly illustrated with over 500 photos, diagrams, tables and boxes
Consultant Dermatologist, Dept of Dermatology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Consultant Dermatologist, Oxford University Hospitals Trust, Oxford, UK