Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair

  • Neelam A. Vashi
  • Howard I. Maibach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Temitayo Ogunleye, Susan C. Taylor
    Pages 13-26
  3. E. Berardesca, M. Mariano, N. Cameli
    Pages 27-33
  4. Lauren E. Wiznia, Nada Elbuluk
    Pages 35-48
  5. Umer A. Ansari, Stephanie T. Le, Valerie M. Harvey
    Pages 49-62
  6. Dimitrios Rigopoulos, Ekaterini Tiligada
    Pages 63-73
  7. Catherine M. Higham, Neelam A. Vashi
    Pages 75-85
  8. Mayra B. C. Maymone, Allison R. Larson
    Pages 87-102
  9. Christina N. Lawson, Valerie D. Callender
    Pages 103-128
  10. Porcia Bradford Love
    Pages 129-141
  11. Stavonnie Patterson, Lisa Akintilo
    Pages 143-159
  12. Babu Singh, Scott Walter, Daniel J. Callaghan III., Jennifer Paek, Christina Lam
    Pages 161-195
  13. Neeta Malviya, Amit Pandya
    Pages 197-214
  14. Trisha J. Patel, Ife J. Rodney, Rebat M. Halder
    Pages 215-231
  15. Shalini Thareja, Roopal V. Kundu
    Pages 233-255
  16. Ali Al-Haseni, Debjani Sahni
    Pages 257-284
  17. Lubna H. Suaiti, Yasin A. Damji, Margaret S. Lee
    Pages 285-313
  18. Ophelia E. Dadzie, Tina Lasisi, Nina G. Jablonski
    Pages 315-330
  19. Yunyoung C. Chang, Lynne J. Goldberg
    Pages 331-357
  20. Andrew F. Alexis, Bridget P. Kaufman
    Pages 359-387
  21. Daniel J. Callaghan III., Babu Singh, Kavitha K. Reddy
    Pages 389-403
  22. Shalini B. Reddy, Pedro Zancanaro, Neelam A. Vashi
    Pages 405-415
  23. Judy Cheng, Neelam A. Vashi
    Pages 417-436
  24. Judy Cheng, Neelam A. Vashi
    Pages 437-448
  25. Judy Cheng, Neelam A. Vashi
    Pages 449-465
  26. Rechelle Z. Tull, Steven R. Feldman
    Pages 467-477
  27. Back Matter
    Pages 479-492

About this book


Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair is a comprehensive text that extensively examines cutaneous disease in persons with skin of color.  The breadth of knowledge in this book encompasses the wide scope of dermatologic disease with 26 distinct and unique chapters.  It serves as a guide to the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders for those populations with darker skin types. 

Vashi and Maibach’s Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair provides an overview of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology in addition to providing an extensive anthropological and basic science background to fully understand skin disorders in persons of color.  Topics of discussion include anthropology of skin and hair, biophysical properties of ethnic skin, structure and function of the skin, physiologic pigmentation, mucosal lesions, acne, rosacea, inflammatory disorders, infections, autoimmune disorders, connective tissue disease, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation and depigmentation, keloids, scarring, pediatric disease, alopecias, adnexal disorders, common cosmetic concerns and treatments, and cultural considerations.


dermatology dermatoanthropology ethnic skin ethnic hair skin of color anthropology of skin colors

Editors and affiliations

  • Neelam A. Vashi
    • 1
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Center for Ethnic SkinBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53960-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53961-4
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