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Pigmented Ethnic Skin and Imported Dermatoses

A Text-Atlas

  • Constantin E. Orfanos
  • Christos C. Zouboulis
  • Chalid Assaf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Constantin E. Orfanos
    Pages 1-2
  3. Zbigniew Ruszczak, Shaden Abdelhadi
    Pages 3-17
  4. Zamambo N. C. Mkhize, Ncoza C. Dlova
    Pages 19-27
  5. Stefano Veraldi, Luisa Carlotta Rossi, Emilio Berti
    Pages 29-35
  6. Mohamed Taha, Adel Botros Zaghloul
    Pages 37-51
  7. Pietro Nenoff, Mohamed Taha, Peter Mugisha
    Pages 53-68
  8. Sawko W. Wassilew
    Pages 69-82
  9. Vishal Gupta, Adel Botros Zaghloul, Somesh Gupta
    Pages 83-94
  10. Mansour Nassiri Kashani, Ali Khamesipour, Alireza Firooz
    Pages 95-101
  11. Federica Dassoni, Bernard Naafs
    Pages 103-116
  12. Alireza Firooz, Mansour Nassiri Kashani, Lila Izadi Firouzabadi, Mohammad Shizarpoor
    Pages 117-125
  13. Valeska Padovese
    Pages 127-131
  14. Achim Hoerauf, Anna Albers
    Pages 133-148
  15. Joachim Richter
    Pages 149-153
  16. Valeska Padovese, Federica Dassoni, Christos C. Zouboulis
    Pages 155-171
  17. Christos C. Zouboulis, Federica Dassoni
    Pages 173-188
  18. Federica Dassoni
    Pages 189-202
  19. Christos C. Zouboulis, Emeka Okoro, Raj Kubba
    Pages 203-217
  20. Christos C. Zouboulis, Mankul Goyal
    Pages 219-228

About this book


The vast majority of the global population has pigmented non-Caucasian skin; accordingly, this book focuses on the diagnosis and management of skin diseases in dark-skinned populations, paying particular attention to different reactive profiles, the frequency and the clinical pictures of diseases in pigmented ethnic skin that arise in hot climate zones.

Supplemented by a wealth of high-quality, full-color images, this comprehensive work covers the full range of dermatological entities and issues characteristic of the tropical and subtropical regions of the globe, including those that are now emerging in developed countries as a result of intensified travel, globalized business, and migration. Each disorder is described by respected experts on subtropical and tropical countries, and each chapter is clearly structured, examining the incidence, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, management and course.

The book illustrates the clinical features and includes major schedules for the diagnosis and management of skin diseases presented in darkly pigmented to black skin. As such, it offers an invaluable tool for all dermatologists in developing and developed countries, especially those who are used to dealing with skin lesions mainly in white Caucasian skin. While enabling physicians to provide proper advice, medical services and support, Pigmented Ethnic Skin and Imported Dermatoses also represents a guide for a broader range of professionals working for governmental institutions, health and refugee agencies.


Skin of Color Tropical Medicine Skin Pigmentation Skin Cancer Genodermatoses Imported Dermatoses Ethnic Dermatology Black Skin

Editors and affiliations

  • Constantin E. Orfanos
    • 1
  • Christos C. Zouboulis
    • 2
  • Chalid Assaf
    • 3
  1. 1.The Free University of Berlin, Medical School CharitéBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology, Dessau Medical CenterBrandenburg Medical School Theodor FontaneDessau, Saxony-AnhaltGermany
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology and VenereologyHELIOS Klinikum KrefeldKrefeldGermany

About the editors

Professor Constantin E. Orfanos is a Professor Emeritus of the Charité University Medical School in Berlin. He served for many years as Director of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at the Benjamin Franklin University Medical Center of the Free University of Berlin and a leading member of the International Committee for Dermatology (ICD). From 1990 to 1993 he served as the Dean of the Medical Faculty of the Free University of Berlin. Prof. Orfanos has also held numerous lectures for doctors and students in countries of the Middle East, China and Africa and served as a physician at a Christian Hospital in Tanzania. He is currently head of the Berlin Foundation of Dermatology.

Professor Christos C. Zouboulis studied Medicine and Political Science at the National Capodistria University of Athens, Greece and specialized in Dermatology and Venereology, Allergology, Andrology and Proctology at the Benjamin Franklin University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany. After completing his doctorate and postdoctoral research, h was appointed a Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the Free University of Berlin. Since 2005, he has been Director of the Department of Dermatology at the Dessau Medical Center in Dessau, Germany. Prof. Zouboulis has conducted fundamental research and has been awarded – among other fields – for his work on Dermato- Endocrinology and sebaceous glands, acne, hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa, skin stem cells, molecular ageing and rare diseases.

Professor Chalid Assaf is Director of the Department of Dermatology at the HELIOS Klinikum Krefeld, Academic Hospital of the RWTH University Aachen in Germany, a post he has held since 2009. He studied at the medical school of the Free University of Berlin, Germany, with a fellowship at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK, and was awarded his MD in 1997. He started his clinical career with an internship at the Department of Pathology at the Benjamin Franklin University Medical Center of the Free University of Berlin, Germany, followed by a residency and a specialist post at the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at the same hospital. He was subsequently appointed Head of the Lymphoma Section of the Skin Cancer Center and, in 2008, as Assistant Professor, both at the Charité and Universitätsmedizin in Berlin.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pigmented Ethnic Skin and Imported Dermatoses
  • Book Subtitle A Text-Atlas
  • Editors Constantin E. Orfanos
    Christos C. Zouboulis
    Chalid Assaf
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69421-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09888-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69422-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 527
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 376 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
    Tropical Medicine
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