We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Book and Media Reviews |

Dermatological Signs of Internal Disease

Daniel G. Federman, MD, Reviewer
JAMA. 2011;305(2):200. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1978.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Skin disease is common, and an accurate diagnosis can be vexing and elusive, especially for nondermatologists. Stakes can be high: skin disease may be confined to the integument, where it can be a source of patient discomfort, embarrassment, and despair, or it may be a clinical clue to an underlying systemic, potentially life-threatening condition.

With this in mind, the fourth edition of Dermatological Signs of Internal Disease is an important addition to professional and personal libraries. Edited by nationally and internationally renowned experts Jeffrey Callen, Joseph Jorizzo, Jean Bolognia, Warren Piette, and John Zone, this book delivers on its promise to provide comprehensive yet practical information on both the common and the rare, and it is replete with more than 500 high-quality color images that enhance its effectiveness and appeal. In addition to concise, well-written chapters pertaining to what readers might expect—cutaneous signs of infection (including human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]), malignancy, collagen vascular diseases, sarcoid, and certain endocrinopathies—several chapters discuss diseases that many readers may think of as primary integument disorders (eg, hair, nail, and bullous disorders; psoriasis) but that in fact are sometimes seen with internal diseases. The book also contains information regarding the potential significance of information that many casual, uninformed observers might think of as relatively innocuous or not noteworthy but that may in fact be quite important, such as the potential relationship between a diagonal ear crease, male pattern baldness, or excess truncal hair and coronary artery disease.


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.