Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice

Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice

Editor(s): Ophelia E. Dadzie, Antoine Petit, Andrew F. Alexis

Published Online: 8 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780470658574

Online ISBN: 9781118497784

DOI: 10.1002/9781118497784

About this Book

Ethnic Dermatology

Principles and Practice

Edited by

Ophelia E. Dadzie, MB BS, MRCP, Centre for Clinical Science and Technology, University College London, Division of Medicine, Whittington Hospital Campus, London, UK

Antoine Petit, MD,  Department of Dermatology, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, FAAD, Director Skin of Color Center, Department of Dermatology, St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA


Richly pigmented skin is the most common skin type internationally    

Historically, dermatology has focused on white skin. But rich pigmentation can lead to differences in presentation, disease course and outcome, and reaction to treatment. Some dermatologic conditions are seen predominantly or only in richly pigmented skin.

Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice provides a practical approach to the dermatology of non-white skin. Written from a global perspective to include Asian, African-Caribbean and North African skin types, it covers all the bases of dermatology including:

  • Grading scales in dermatologic disease
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Dermatology and systemic disease
  • Drug eruptions
  • Hair and scalp disorders
  • Cosmetic dermatology

With a central focus on practical action from an international cast of authors, Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice gives you the clinical tools you need when skin colour matters.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 11

      Treatment of Keloids and Scars (pages 159–172)

      Martha H. Viera, Alejandra C. Vivas and Brian Berman

    3. Chapter 12

      Vitiligo (pages 173–185)

      Fatima Al-Faresi, Viktoria Eleftheriadou, Sanjeev V. Mulekar and Hassan I. Galadari

    4. Chapter 19

      Cosmetic Dermatology in Ethnic Skin (pages 273–286)

      Leila Ferguson, Anthony Rossi, Andrew F. Alexis and Hassan I. Galadari

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