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Clinical Cases in Disorders of Melanocytes

  • Sunil Kothiwala
  • Anup Kumar Tiwary
  • Piyush Kumar

Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Developmental/Migration Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sunil Kumar Kothiwala
      Pages 3-10
  3. Melanocyte Senescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Pawan Kumar
      Pages 13-19
  4. Hypermelanotic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Sunil Kumar Kothiwala
      Pages 23-29
    3. Ashi, Sunil Kumar Kothiwala
      Pages 47-55
    4. Dhiraj Kumar
      Pages 69-75
    5. Niharika Ranjan Lal
      Pages 85-91
    6. Divya Sachdev, Piyush Kumar, Panchami Debbarman
      Pages 103-110
    7. Rajesh Kumar Mandal
      Pages 111-117
  5. Hypomelanotic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Pooja Nupur
      Pages 121-127

About this book


This book provides a guide to the diagnosis and management of melanocyte disorders. Clinical cases are presented to illustrate the treatment of both common and unusual conditions, as well as best practice techniques. Patient management options are discussed in relation to melanocyte senescence, hypermelanotic disorders, hypomelanotic disorders, reticulate pigmentation, benign melanocytic nevi, and malignant melanocytic proliferation.

Clinical Cases in Disorders of Melanocytes aims to aid clinical decision making and the recognition of subtle symptoms and is relevant to trainees and clinicians working within dermatology.


Hypopigmentation Hyperpigmentation Genodermatosis Mosaicism Melanoma Melanocyte Senescence Hypermelanotic disorders Hypomelanotic disorders Benign melanocytic nevi Malignant melanocytic proliferation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sunil Kothiwala
    • 1
  • Anup Kumar Tiwary
    • 2
  • Piyush Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.SkinEva ClinicJaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology Subharti Medical CollegeMeerutIndia
  3. 3.Katihar Medical College and HospitalBiharIndia

About the editors

Sunil Kothiwala, MD (Dermatology) is post graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in year 2013. He has been awarded with Dr. B N Satyanarayanan Memorial Award for IADVL thesis Evaluation in 2013 at national level. He is the winner of scholarship at annual meeting of British Association of Dermatologists, Glasgow in 2014. He has served in SMS Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur from 2013 to 2015 and contributed in teaching & examinations of postgraduate students. He has been assistant professor in JNUIMSRC, Jaipur from 2015 to 2017. He is editorial board member of Journal of Surgical Dermatology. He has more than 15 publications in indexed journals and has authored more than 5 chapters in various textbooks. Psoriasis, acne, dermatosurgery, vitiligo surgery and lasers are his special interest areas.Anup Kumar Tiwary did his M.D. in dermatology from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi in the year 2016. He was awarded a Gold medal in 12 th Zonal conference of IADVL east zone ‘Dermazone East 2014, Jamshedpur’. He has won the ‘Interactive quiz of Indian Dermatology Online Journal’ (quiz no.21). He has served as Assistant Professor in Government Medical College and Hospital, Haldwani from 2017 to 2018 . He has been teaching and honing clinical skills of undergraduates and postgraduate students at RIMS and GMC Haldwani. He is currently Associate Editor of journals - ‘Dermatology and Dermatologic diseases’ and ‘Clinical Dermatology Open Access Journal (CDOAJ)’. He is reviewer of Journal of American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports (JAAD-CR). He has more than 30 publications in indexed international and national journals. He is currently working on few chapters to be published in various international textbooks. He has attended numerous workshops and hands-on sessions in areas of his special interest namely -PRP, BOTOX, FILLERS, Chemical peels, Vitiligo Surgery, ETHICON Suture Practicum, Cosmetology and Dermatoscopy.

Piyush Kumar, MD did his post-graduation in Dermatology from Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata and was awarded Best Post graduate student in Dermatology of 2008-11 batch. After finishing his post-graduation, he joined Katihar Medical College and Hospital, Katihar as Assistant Professor (2011-2015) and later was promoted to the post of Associate Professor (December 2015- present). He has been actively interested in academics and has published more than 100 papers in Indexed National and International journals. He was awarded International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) scholarship (for World Congress of Dermatology 2011, Seoul, south Korea) and Imrich Sarkany Non-European Memorial Scholarship (for 26th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress 2017, Geneva, Switzerland). He has written eight (8) chapters in various National textbooks and reference books. He has contributed 12 chapters for two International books (7 chapters in the book "Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology". Editor: Nima Rezaei. Publisher: Springer (In press); 5 chapters in the book "Atlas of Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Venereology". Editors: Nooshin Bagherani, Bruce R. Smoller. Springer (Ongoing)). Currently, he is working on two books as an editor- "Nail disorders: A comprehensive approach", CRC Press India; and "Atlas of Clinical Dermatology in Coloured Skin: A Morphological Approach", CRC Press India.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Cases in Disorders of Melanocytes
  • Editors Sunil Kothiwala
    Anup Kumar Tiwary
    Piyush Kumar
  • Series Title Clinical Cases in Dermatology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Clin. Ca. Derm.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-22756-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-22757-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 207
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 98 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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