This book is a concise practical guide designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process in the management of adolescent skin disease. Dermatologists and general pediatricians who offer primary care to adolescents must be knowledgeable in managing dermatological problems, and this title provides insightful reviews of a number of common and rare dermatologic cases. Clinical cases are a key component in modern medical education, assisting the trainee or recertifying clinician to work through unusual scenarios using best practice techniques. Adolescent dermatology is a particularly important discipline in this regard, since it is a highly visual subject requiring the reader to describe often very subtle differences in the presentation of patients and define accurately the diagnostic and management criteria on which to base their clinical decision-making.
Clinical Cases in Adolescent Dermatology concisely covers how to approach diagnosing and managing patients from 12 through 18 years of age. Each chapter focuses on a particular case and emphasizes how to make an appropriate choice when deciding which diagnostic tool or management strategy would be most suitable. Potential complications are detailed and management tips provided to enable the reader to develop a deep understanding of how approach the care of these patients within their day-to-day clinical practice. This book therefore represents an ideal up-to-date resource for all practitioners who encounter the condition as part of their everyday practice.