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Pigmentary Skin Disorders

  • Covers various pigmentary disorders, focused on new developments and latest research findings

  • Written and edited by international leaders in the field

  • Chapters include a clinician’s approach to categorizing pigmentary disorders, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, lasers in pigmentary disorders, and drug-induced pigmentation

Part of the book series: Updates in Clinical Dermatology (UCD)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. A Clinical Classification of Pigmentary Disorders

    • Bernadette Ricciardo, Prasad Kumarasinghe
    Pages 1-26
  3. Dermatopathology Clues in Pigmentary Disorders

    • Riti Bhatia, M. Ramam
    Pages 27-53
  4. Measurements of Skin Colour

    • Deepani Munidasa, Gerrit Schlippe, Sharnika Abeyakirthi
    Pages 55-61
  5. Dermoscopy of Melanoma

    • Benjamin Carew, James Muir
    Pages 63-78
  6. Advances in Dermoscopy of Pigmented Lesions

    • Uday S. Khopkar, Ankit M. Bharti
    Pages 79-92
  7. Reflectance Confocal Microscopy in Pigmentary Disorders

    • Nesrine Brahimi, Pascale Guitera
    Pages 93-106
  8. Update on Albinism

    • Masahiro Hayashi, Tamio Suzuki
    Pages 107-121
  9. Recent Advances in Pathogenesis and Medical Management of Vitiligo

    • Muhammed Razmi T, Davinder Parsad
    Pages 123-138
  10. Surgical Modalities in Management of Vitiligo

    • Sanjeev V. Mulekar
    Pages 139-145
  11. Progressive Macular Hypomelanosis

    • Germaine Nathalie Relyveld
    Pages 147-152
  12. Guttate Leukoderma

    • Nisansala Mahenthi Nagodavithana, Prasad Kumarasinghe
    Pages 153-166
  13. Current Views on Melasma

    • Kyoung-Chan Park, Hee Young Kang
    Pages 167-181
  14. Macular Pigmentation of Uncertain Etiology

    • Johannes F. Dayrit, Prasad Kumarasinghe
    Pages 183-196
  15. Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

    • Michelle Rodrigues, Ana Sofia Ayala-Cortés
    Pages 197-208
  16. Lasers in Pigmentary Skin Disorders

    • Melissa A. Levoska, Tasneem F. Mohammad, Iltefat H. Hamzavi
    Pages 209-233
  17. Phototherapy in Pigmentary Disorders

    • Thiam Seng Colin Theng, Eugene Sern-Ting Tan
    Pages 235-252
  18. Chemical Peels in Pigmentary Disorders

    • Rashmi Sarkar, Shivani Bansal
    Pages 253-259
  19. Depigmenting Agents

    • Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Deepani Rathnayake
    Pages 261-280
  20. Back Matter

    Pages 281-297

About this book

Diagnosis and management of pigmentary skin disorders has become an important area in dermatology as the demand for treatment of these conditions has increased exponentially, particularly with skin of color. However, coverage in standard texts regarding various pigmentary disorders is insufficient and the need for focused attention on new developments and latest research findings is growing. Pigmentary Skin Disorders is written and edited by international leaders in the field and chapters include a practical clinical classification of pigmentary disorders, recent advances  in vitiligo, current views on melasma, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, lasers in pigmentary disorders, and drug-induced pigmentation. This volume is part of Springer's Updates in Clinical Dermatology series which aims to promote the rapid and efficient transfer of medical research into clinical practice. Covering new developments and innovations in all fields of clinical dermatology, it provides the clinician with a review and summary of recent research and its implications for clinical practice. Each volume is focused on a clinically relevant topic and explains how research results impact diagnostics, treatment options and procedures, as well as patient management. The reader-friendly volumes are highly structured with core messages, summaries, tables, diagrams and illustrations and are written by internationally well-known experts in the field.


  • skin disorders
  • pigmentary skin disorders
  • albinism
  • vitiligo
  • skin of color


“Pigmentary Skin Disorders is an essential addition to the bookshelves of dermatologists, dermatology trainees and clinical researchers and also provides a valuable resource for general practitioners. It will help to bring greater understanding to this important and often neglected area of dermatology, especially in Australia where clinical practice is changing due to shifts in the ethnic mix of the population.” (Adrian Mar, Australasian Journal of Dermatology, December, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Dermatology, Fiona Stanley Hospital and University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

    Prasad Kumarasinghe

About the editor

Prasad Kumarasinghe, MBBS,MD,FCCP,FAMS,FACD is a Clinical Professor and Consultant Dermatologist at the University of Western Australia, Department of Dermatology, and is affiliated with Fiona Stanley Hospital. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists (FACD), a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Medicine (FAMS), a Fellow of the Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists (FSLCD) and a Fellow of the Ceylon College of Physicians (FCCP). He worked as a Consultant Dermatologist at several university teaching hospitals in Sri Lanka and Singapore before commencing practice in Australia. Dr Kumarasinghe is  a leading authority on pigmentary disorders and tropical dermatology and is a regular speaker at many national and international dermatology forums including the World Congress of Dermatology, International Congress of Dermatology and the International Pigment Cell Conference. He has authored or co-authored over 90 scientific papers in reputed medical journals and written chapters in several internationally recognised dermatology textbooks.


Dr. Howard Maibach is an expert in contact and occupational dermatitis and sees patient at the Environmental Dermatosis Clinic, which is part of the Dermatology Clinic. His specialty is dermatotoxicology, or skin exposure toxicity; allergies and skin disorders; and dermatopharmacology or the study of medications for skin disorders. Dr. Maibach has been on the editorial board of more than 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and the Internal Commission on Occupation Health. He is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at UCSF.

Dr. Chee Leok Goh is a top Consultant Dermatologist, Professor and Adjunct Professor at the National Skin Centre Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Duke- NUS Graduate Medical Centre, Singapore. Dr Goh’s expertise includes Dermatology, Contact and Occupational Dermatology, Aesthetic Dermatology, Cutaneous Lasers, Pigmentation Disorders, Dermatitis, Aqua Vulgaris, Urticaria, Photo-aging skin changes, Drug eruptions, Skin infections, Hair fall, Psoriasis, Immunobulous disorders, Hemangioma and portwine stains, Contact and Occupational Dermatitis etc.

Dr. John Berth-Jones is a Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Specialist Registrar in Dermatology Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Norwich, UK.

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Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-70419-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)