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Cutaneous Cytology and Tzanck Smear Test


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Murat Durdu
    Pages 1-3
  3. Murat Durdu
    Pages 5-22
  4. Murat Durdu
    Pages 23-26
  5. Murat Durdu
    Pages 27-61
  6. Murat Durdu
    Pages 99-123
  7. Murat Durdu
    Pages 165-222
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-226

About this book


Sampling and staining of specimens for cutaneous cytology is broadly known to be one of the simplest, fastest, most reliable and inexpensive methods for the diagnosis of skin diseases, based as it is on the investigation of peculiar features in individual cells. This book illustrates the best practices in cutaneous or diagnostic cytology, and how cellular material is obtained by means of scraping, slit-skin smear, touch smear or fine needle aspiration, depending on the type of skin lesion. Starting from clinical lesions, the reader is provided with fundamental information on the correct preparation and staining of slides. Today, dermatological cytology is commonly used in the diagnosis of various erosive vesiculobullous, pustular, granulomatous, and tumoral skin lesions, but extending its use could be highly beneficial. Accordingly, this practical and richly illustrated book, explicitly dedicated to professionals and practitioners in the field of pathology and dermatology, outlines and encourages the intensified use of this method in daily practice. 


Cytological findings Smear test Tzank test Acantolyses Folliculitis Cutaneous Granulomatous Diseases Pemphigus Herpetic Infections Tzanck Smear Testing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Faculty of MedicineAdana Dr. Turgut Noyan Research and Treatment Centre, Baskent UniversityAdanaTurkey

About the authors

Murat Durdu is a Full Professor of Dermatology at Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, and a clinician at Adana Hospital, Turkey. After completing his medical education at Çukurova Medical University in 1999, he worked as a GP at Gemerek State Hospital in Sivas, before returning to Çukurova for his residency in Dermatology. He later specialized at Başkent University, where he was first nominated Associate and later Full Professor in 2016.  An active member of the Editorial Board of the Turkish Journal of Dermatology, Professor Durdu is also the author or co-author of over 90 scientific papers and books. Among his areas of interest are autosomal recessive disorders and skin implications, as well as rare and life-threatening autoimmune blistering diseases.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cutaneous Cytology and Tzanck Smear Test
  • Authors Murat Durdu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-10721-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10722-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 226
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 794 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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