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Pigmentary Disorders

A Comprehensive Compendium

Koushik Lahiri Manas Chatterjee Rashmi Sarkar

460 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of the skin. Skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect the entire body (MedlinePlus).

This book is a comprehensive guide to pigmentary disorders. Beginning with an introduction to the field, the following chapters discuss the diagnosis and management of numerous different skin pigmentation disorders including vitiligo, melasma and ochronosis. Pigmentation abnormalities of hair and nails are also included.

Key points

  • Comprehensive guide to pigmentary disorders of the skin
  • Covers diagnosis and management of numerous different conditions
  • Includes chapters on pigmentation abnormalities of hair and nails
  • Highly illustrated with more than 270 clinical photographs and illustrations
Author Bio

Koushik Lahiri MBBS DVD (Cal) FIAD FAAD FFAADV MRCPS (Glasgow)
Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals; Nightingale Hospitals; WIZDERM Specialty Skin & Hair Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Col Manas Chatterjee MD DNB
Senior Advisor, Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Rashmi Sarkar MD MNAMS
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India