Deadly Dermatologic Diseases

Clinicopathologic Atlas and Text

  • Michael B. Morgan
  • Bruce R. Smoller
  • Stephen C. Somach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Malignant Cutaneous Neoplasms

  3. Hereditary Cancer-Predisposition Syndromes and Paraneoplastic Disorders

  4. Infectious Diseases

  5. Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Autoimmune Disease

  6. Vascular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Pages 173-177
    3. Pages 178-182
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About this book


Almost exactly ten years ago, two young physicians joined me at the University of Oklahoma for the study of dermatopathology: Stephen C. Somach, a brilliant dermatologist-scholar from Cleveland, who was also a highly accomplished cellist, and Michael B. Morgan, an effervescent, newly minted pathologist from Florida, who was brimming with energy, curiosity, and zeal and was also spo- ing water skiis and a red Porsche! Bruce R. Smoller, whose impressive erudition is universally acknowledged, I met during a Residency Review committee visit to Stanford some ?fteen years ago. Each of these men has made original cont- butions to the dermatopathology literature as well as to patient care in the cli- cal setting. Their publications have broadened our understanding of the biologic behavior of pigmented lesions, cutaneous lymphomas, vascular lesions, and soft tissue tumors. It is indeed a pleasure to welcome their volume, Deadly Der- tologic Diseases, a unique and stimulating outcome of their enthusiastic collaboration. Deadly Dermatologic Diseases discusses a wide variety of entities–neoplastic, vascular, infectious, metabolic–each of which may eventuate in death of the patient. In addition, numerous tumors and dermatoses frequently associated with internal malignancies are reviewed. High-quality histologic photomic- graphs and clinical pictures accompany many of the discussions. A unique initial summary page facilitates the reading of each presentation. Recent relevant genetic and biochemical ? ndings in every chapter were particularly helpful to this reader.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michael B. Morgan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bruce R. Smoller
    • 3
  • Stephen C. Somach
    • 4
  1. 1.Bay Area Dermatopathology Dermpath DiagnosticsTampa
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyCollege of MedicineLittle RockUSA
  4. 4.Departments of Dermatology and Pathology MetroHealth Medical CenterCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25442-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-68858-9
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