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  • Precise presentation of individual diseases with clinical correlations and description of important histopathologic diagnostic criteria

  • Uniform presentation of all diseases with clearly structured text

  • Numerous high-quality large photomicrographs which facilitate "picture matching"

  • A valuable learning tool to enhance skills in "rapid pattern diagnosis" – learning to identify the working diagnosis at first glance


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 5-5
  3. Inflammatory and Infectious dermatoses

About this book


A sound background in dermatopathology is essential for the diagnosis of both inflammatory dermatoses and cutaneous tumors. This book provides an introduction to the principles of dermatopathology, aimed primarily at dermatologists and pathologists in training, but useful for a wide audience

Everyone interested in dermatopathology will profit from

  • combined knowledge of 4 experienced dermatopathologists
  • uniform structure approach concentrating on common diagnoses
  • logical presentation of clinical and histological features
  • large clearly labeled illustrations
  • clues for differential diagnostic considerations

All pictures are in color, printed on high-quality paper, clearly labeled and designed to help every reader become skilled at identifying both patterns and specific diagnostic features rapidly.

A dermatopathology designed to be used, not just read—written by practitioners for daily practice


Dermatology Dermatopathology Histology Histopathology Pathology biopsy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kempf und Pfaltz Histologische DiagnostikZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Dermatopathology FriedrichshafenFriedrichshafenGermany
  4. 4.TutzingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dermatopathology
  • Authors Werner Kempf
    Markus Hantschke
    Heinz Kutzner
    Walter H.C. Burgdorf
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Steinkopff Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7985-1839-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52687-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7985-1840-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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"Residents in pathology and dermatology often wish for a clear, well illustrated and digestible book that lays out the fundamental diagnostic points for the most common skin diseases- and there it is. Superb photomicrographs and logically ordered criteria are presented in a slim but handsome volume. I recommend Dermatopathology for all physicians in training in both specialties.

Philip E. LeBoit MD
Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Dermatopathology
UC-SF School of Medicine


Dermatopathology presents the clinical and histopathologic feature of common dermatologic disorders in a concise and logically organized fashion. Each entity is illustraded with excellent full color photomicrographs. A thoughtful discussion of differential diagnostic considerations and ancillary diagnostic tools for each entity will provide the reader with expert guidance on the interpretation of skin biopsies. This compact volume is ideal for trainees in pathology and dermatology or for the practicing pathologist or dermatologist who needs a quick reference.

Sabine Kohler MD
Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Dermatopathology
Stanford University School of Medicine