"Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology" - the first textbook of its kind - presents the basics of molecular biology and molecular diagnostic methods most commonly used in the clinical laboratory, with an emphasis on the concepts and testing most relevant to skin diseases.
Twenty three chapters cover a broad range of cutaneous conditions, including solid and hematopoietic tumors, genodermatoses, inflammatory dermatoses, infections, wound healing disorders, alopecias, and skin aging, in addition to pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics. Regulatory, ethical, legal, and economic issues relevant to molecular testing in this field are also discussed.
Molecular diagnostic strategies with immediate clinical (i.e., diagnostic, staging and/or prognostic) relevance are specifically described, and the integration of newer laboratory technologies with 'traditional' histopathologic approaches is emphasized (“clinical-microscopic-molecular” correlation).
This book will be of interest to practicing dermatologists, dermatopathologists, dermatology and pathology residents/trainees, and other physicians involved in the diagnosis and management of skin diseases.