IADVL
Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
 
Users online: 1891 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
  Navigate here 
  Search
 
  
 Resource links
   Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   Article in PDF (521 KB)
   Citation Manager
   Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed589    
    Printed7    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded59    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 


 
 Table of Contents    
BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 85  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 346

Dermoscopy – Text and atlas


Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Date of Web Publication19-Apr-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Laxmisha Chandrashekar
Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Dhanvantari Nagar, Puducherry - 605 006
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_108_19

Rights and Permissions



How to cite this article:
Chandrashekar L. Dermoscopy – Text and atlas. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019;85:346

How to cite this URL:
Chandrashekar L. Dermoscopy – Text and atlas. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 17];85:346. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2019/85/3/346/255386






Editor: Subrata Malakar

Edition:First

ISBN: 978-93-5270-394-4

Paperback: No

Publisher: Jaypee brothers

Price: Rs. 4500

The book Dermoscopy – Text and  Atlas More Details is a multiauthor textbook and atlas on dermoscopic imaging of various conditions seen in India. There are few high-quality textbooks on dermoscopy catering to the Indian population. With the increasing popularity and utility of dermoscopy in the Indian context, such a textbook is a felt need for the Indian dermatologists.

Dr. Subrata Malakar, a senior eminent academician, has attempted to fill this void with his text and atlas of dermoscopy. He has authored and edited the book which has 20 chapters and 477 pages. The book attempts to bridge the gap between clinical examination and histology.

It starts with the basic principles and moves on to the individual conditions. The book has numerous high-quality pictures, some of them with corresponding clinical and histological pictures, which add value to the text. The essential concepts of dermoscopy are highlighted in the initial chapters on pattern recognition and interpretation of colours in a lucid manner understandable to any beginner in dermatology. The chapter on colours is well written and is one of the highlights of the book. There are two interesting chapters on “dermoscopy in a diagnostic dilemma” and “dermoscopy in therapeutic monitoring and follow up” which many clinicians will find interesting. The entire book has numerous diagrammatic representations of the dermoscopic pictures enabling even a novice to understand the various facets of the picture.

Cons include the fact that it feels more of an atlas than a text. Moreover, it would also have been better to stick to standard terminologies, unlike descriptive terms used in this atlas. It is essential to separate the features seen in a polarized from the nonpolarized mode, which has not been adequately highlighted in this text. The legends to the pictures do not carry a description of the mode of dermoscopy, which is an issue which needs to be addressed in the next edition. The readers would do well to be aware that diagnosis is established by a combination of clinical, dermoscopic features and biopsy. The audience needs to be cautious when basing a diagnosis based on some of the pictures seen in the atlas as those have not been validated in a prospective study.

To conclude, I think this book is a handy reference for beginners and established clinicians to understand the concepts in dermoscopy, especially in the Indian setting.






 

Top
Print this article  Email this article

    

Online since 15th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow