Paediatric Dermatology (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198821304

Susan Lewis-Jones; Ruth Murphy
592 ページ
100 x 100 mm
Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics

Paediatric Dermatology is an indispensable and highly-accessible practical guide for all healthcare professionals faced with the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children with skin diseases. The second edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account new advances in therapies including biologics and genetics, and emerging problems such as rashes associated with transplantation and immunosuppression. Divided into 39 comprehensive chapters written by experts in both dermatology and paediatrics, the book is organised according to presentation and body site rather than diagnosis, making it ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, as well as general study. It contains over 325 full-colour, high-quality clinical photographs of skin conditions, as well as simple algorithms to aid diagnosis of common presentations such as itchy red rashes, blistering disorders, bruising, and nail disorders. Features of more rare dermatological conditions are listed under the relevant clinical signs for easy reference and to aid diagnosis. Advice is given on when to refer to a dermatologist, while short descriptions of approved treatment modalities are given where appropriate.


Section 1: Basics of dermatology
1 Structure and function of the skin
2 The dermatological consultation
3 Dermatological treatments
4 Patterns, shapes, and distribution in skin disease
5 Endocrine dysfunction and the skin
6 Faltering growth and the skin
Section 2: Neonatal
7 Neonatal skin problems
8 Vascular birthmarks
Section 3: Diagnosis by body distribution
9 Skin problems of the face, nose, eyelids, and ears
10 Oral problems
11 Trunk and flexures
12 Hands, feet, and limbs
13 Genital skin disorders
14 Hair and scalp disorders
15 Nail changes
16 Photosensitivity
Section 4: Rashes
17 Eczema and related itchy rashes
18 Acne and acneiform rashes
19 Pustular rashes
20 Papular rashes
21 Urticarial and urticarial-like rashes
22 Psoriasis, red rashes and erythroderma
23 Cutaneous drug reactions
24 Abuse and self-inflicted disease
Section 5: Textural skin changes
25 Blisters
26 Crusts, scabs, and eschars
27 Dry skin disorders
28 Lumps and bumps
29 Changes in skin thickness and elasticity
30 Ulceration of the skin
Section 6: Discolouration of the skin
31 Purple colouration
32 White colouration
33 Brown colouration
34 Moles (melanocytic naevi)
35 Blue, grey, and black colouration
36 Red colouration
37 Yellow or orange colouration
38 Rashes associated with rheumatological disease
39 Rashes associated with transplantations


Sue Lewis-Jones (Hon consultant in dermatology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee), has over 40 years clinical experience in paediatric dermatology. Research interests include Quality of Life (QoL) in children. Co copyright holder of 3 QoL Questionnaires: Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI), Dermatitis Family Index (DFI) and the Infants Dermatology QoL index (IDQoL). Chair of NICE Guideline CG057 for management of atopic eczema in children under 12 and Chair of NICE quality standards for this guideline. Author of many articles and reviews on eczema and QOL in childhood skin diseases. Past Chair of the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology, past Chair of the Scottish Dermatological Society, and past Convenor for Dermatology for the Royal College Paediatrics and Child Health. Past member of Skills for Health Dermatology Strategy Group and development of competences for dermatology. National and international lecturer and Hon lecturer in dermatology University of Addis Ababa.; Dr Murphy is a Consultant Dermatologist at Sheffield University Teaching Hospital and the Dental Hospital and Sheffield Children's Hospital. She is a Councillor for the International Psoriasis Council and is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal diseases. She does paediatric clinics at Nottingham University Children's and is Associate Professor of Dermatology in Nottingham from where she continues her research interest in paediatric psoriasis, vulval, and connective tissue disease. She is President of the British Association of Dermatologists and Immediate Past President of the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology. As previous Chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee to the Royal College of Physicians, she has a personal and professional interest in medical Education at all levels and is committed to improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with skin disease.