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This book focuses on the representation of dermatological diseases in pigmented skin, fills an important gap in the literature, and facilitates better dermatological diagnosis when dealing with patients of various ethnicities. It discusses over 400 diseases and their representations with the help of over 2000 high-quality images and illustrations. This book elaborates on each single disease using easy-to-follow schematics and a focused approach to facilitate reader learning. Pursuing a comprehensive, the book covers not only common skin diseases such as psoriasis, lichen planus, eczema, erythrasma, cutaneous tuberculosis, leprosy, leishmaniasis and oral submucous fibrosis, but also rare tropical diseases such as sporotrichosis, mycetoma, rhinosporodiosis, lobomycosis, mucormycosis and subcutaneous zygomycosis. It also addresses aesthetic concerns by covering hypopigmented and hyperpigmented disorders in pigmented skin such as guttate hypomelanosis, vitiligo, progressive macular hypomelanosis, chemical or physical induced depigmentation, melasma, sebo-melanosis, lichen and macular amyloidosis.
Offering comprehensive coverage of dermatological disorders and diseases in pigmented skin, the book is a must-have resource for dermatology trainees and practitioners who treat or care for pigmented skin patients.
Dr Ranthilaka R. Ranawaka MBBS MD, from University of Colombo Sri Lanka. She has had an extensive training towards conducting clinical trials in Psoriasis and acne at St John's Institute of Dermatology, London, UK in 2006. She is currently working as a consultant dermatologist at General Hospital Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Dr. Ranawaka has published more than 26 scientific papers in national and international journals including six clinical trials. She is an author of six dermatology books and three chapters; academic editor in two journals; reviewer in number of indexed journals. She was awarded number of travel awards (AAD 2006, EADV 2006, WCD 2007, ICD 2009) and research awards including European Nail Research Grant in 2008, SLMA-FairMed research grant in 2012 and 2014. She was awarded President's Award for Scientific Publications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is the Co-Chair and Guest Speaker at the 'Tropical dermatoses' symposium at World Congress of Dermatology 2019, in Milan, Italy.
Dr Ajith Karawita MBBS, PgDip and MD (Venereology) is currently serving as a consultant venereologist in a teaching hospital at the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. He qualified in MBBS at the University of Peradeniya in 1997, and subsequently obtained his postgraduate diploma and MD in Venereology from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is a fellow and past president (2014-2016) of the Sri Lanka College of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine. Further, he is a member of the board of study, board of examinations and research proposal review committee on venereology at the PGIM. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka and the PGIM.He is a member of the Australasian Society of HIV medicine (ASHM), honorary member of the research institute of tuberculosis and antituberculosis association, Japan, life member of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, and a member of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical journal Editors (APAME). He has authored numerous research papers, invited articles, book chapters, reports and guidelines. He has been a guest speaker for multiple forums, and presented many research papers at local and international conferences.