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This readable, reasonable book, by a clinician specializing in immunodermatology, is an introduction to the immunology of skin diseases for clinicians. The tutorial style allows for crisp, dogmatic statements but leads to oversimplification and possible misinterpretation. Nevertheless, this approach should satisfy the novitiate. There are folksy case reports and extensive outlines of helpful information, including an appendix of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci.
The first seven chapters are a good abstraction of the key literature up to 1978. The next 183 pages cover conventional aspects of immunodermatology such as contact and atopic dermatitis, urticaria, drug erruptions, bullous diseases, vasculitis, and
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Immunology of Skin Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:254. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-2-254_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(2):254.
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