This is an abstract of the review of the second edition (2017) "Tropical Dermatology" published by Elsevier (ISBN-13: 978-0323296342) and edited by three distinguished tropical dermatologists: Professor Stephen K. Tyring, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas; Professor Omar Lupi, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Professor Ulrich R. Hengge, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.
The book intends to address the needs of dermatologists, infectious and tropical diseases specialists, and travel medicine physicians for updated and practical information on tropical dermatology conditions. It is consisted of 36 chapter in 463 pages.
Of interesting points about this book is its first chapter, which provides a "syndromal" approach to tropical skin conditions facilitating approach to the patients and making differential diagnoses. Chapters two and three provide guidance for the travelers and who are going to work in tropics from a pragmatic point of view. The contents of those two chapters are of significant preventive importance. Another point of strength of "Tropical Dermatology" is providing information on emerging infectious diseases as well as Zika, Ebola, and Dengue fever diseases, which got importance over the past couple of years mainly because of changes in their epidemiology. The chapter on poxviruses was very well written too. Another important feature of this book is its wonderful illustrations. With over 650 full-colored illustrations, all clinical photos, photomicrographs, flowcharts, and tables help the reader to achieve a rapid and deeper understanding of the content. Another strength of "Tropical Dermatology" is its well coverage of both common and rare diseases.
I recommend this book to all resident and practicing dermatologists, infectious diseases and tropical diseases specialists, and those who are dealing with travelers or intend to work in tropics.