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"A centennial work in dermatopathology, ... unparalleled and brilliant." M. Dietel, Charité, Berlin
Diagnostic Cutaneous Pathology Volume 1 & 2
Helmut Kerl L. Cerroni, L. Requena, H. Kutzner, D. Metze et al.

Diagnostic Cutaneous Pathology

  • 2‑volume set
  • 1400 pages
  • 4000 color pictures

A Guide to the Histopathologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory / Non-Neoplastic Skin Diseases with Clinical-Pathological Correlations

Now available as an eBook € 370,00 VAT included
About the book

Helmut Kerl and the motivation behind the book

What's in the book

A unique macroscopic and microscopic view of the skin

The aim of this 2-volume book is to provide dermatopathologists, general pathologists and clinical dermatologists with modern standards in the diagnosis of inflammatory and other non-neoplastic skin diseases.

Dermatopathology is a highly specialized discipline, which can be defined as the microscopic and macroscopic pathology of the skin. According to this definition, the guiding principle of this book is the bridging of the histopathology of skin diseases with clinical dermatology.

From acanthoma fissuratum & acanthosis nigricans to xanthomas & Zoon’s disease

The concisely written text with alphabetical listing of disorders, is accompanied by thousands of color photographs.

Clinical & histological images

In numerous cases, clinical and histological pictures come from the same patient.

Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet’s syndrome)

Tender dark-red to violaceous edematous papules, plaques and nodules, situated mostly on the face, upper trunk and limbs, develop especially in middle-aged women. Associated findings are fever and neutrophilia. In about 50% of patients a systemic disorder such as Crohn’s disease / colitis ulcerosa, rheumatoid arthritis or a hematologic malignancy (myelogenous leukemia, other) can be observed. Some patients reveal pustular or bullous lesions.

Variations in morphological presentations

There is not only crucial information on the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of classical conditions but also the unconventional limitless variations in morphological presentations of diseases are displayed.

Patterns and structures in dermatopathology

Remarkably are chapters where patterns, signs and structures in dermatopathology, that can lead to diagnosis, are presented. In addition advances in technology including immunohistology (mostly for the identification of infectious agents) and molecular aspects have been incorporated.

The book can be regarded as one of the leading and most authoritative diagnostic reference in the area of inflammatory – non neoplastic skin pathology.

Diagnostic Cutaneous Pathology Volume 1 & 2

Acrokeratodermas marginal/papular Amyloidoses Artefacts Autoinflammatory diseases Burns and Cold Injury Coma blisters Diabetic dermopathy Drug eruptions Elastolysis mid-dermal Erythemas figurate Galli-Galli diesease Granuloma annulare sarcoidal Grover´s disease Hyperkeratosis digitate / filiform Immunoglobulin G4-related disease Keratosis lichenoides chronica Lichenoid annular dermatitis of youth Lichen planus reticular Lipoid proteinosis Lupus erythematosus Degos type Macrophage activation syndrome Morsicatio buccarum Mucinoses Nails non-neoplastic diseases Pacemaker dermatitis Papillomatosis confluent and reticulated Parapsoriasis lichenoides Pemphigus herpetiformis `Perforating`dermatoses Plasmacytosis localized Poikiloderma Porokeratosis follicular Pregnancy specific dermatoses Purpur

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Meet the authors

A book by world renowned dermato-


Helmut Kerl

Professor of Dermatology and Chairman emeritus at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria.

Dr. Kerls research work was focused lifelong on dermatopathology. He has written over 600 scientific publications (together with colleagues), authored several books on dermatopathology, delivered numerous named lectureships worldwide and has been awarded many distinguished honors (ASDP, ISDP, ILDS). He was one of the Founders of the International Society of Dermatopathology and established the International Examination in Dermatopathology. Together with Dr. Lorenzo Cerroni he created an important center for dermatopathology in Graz where dermatopathologists from all over the world come to train. Dr. Kerl was a friend of Dr. A.B. Ackerman and one of his first fellows.

Helmut Kerl


Lorenzo Cerroni

Lorenzo Cerroni, Graz

Luis Requena

Luis Requena, Madrid

Heinz Kutzner

Heinz Kutzner, Friedrichshafen

Dieter Metze

Dieter Metze, Münster

Rok Kokol

Rok Kokol, Graz

Isabella Fried

Isabella Fried, Graz

Werner Stieber

Werner Stieber, Graz

Ingrid Wolf

Ingrid Wolf, Graz


What others say about the book

I must say that this book is a piece of the most beautiful work in dermatology I have ever seen, from the cover to the last page.

A. Torrelo, Madrid

... the ultimate endeavour on clinico-pathologic correlation.

H-P. Soyer, Brisbane

It is a fantastic book, the best dermatopathology/dermatology book I have ever seen.

K. Peris, Rome

... another centennial work has come to life ... innovative concept, meticulous workup of the material for decades, and an overwhelming passion to explore and explain the field of dermatopathology / dermatology.

W. Sterry, Berlin

...... unique and exceptional...; represents one of the leading books in dermatology and dermatopathology.

W. Kempf, Zürich

Diagnostic Cutaneous Pathology Volume 1 & 2

Get the digital 2‑volume set

A Guide to the Histopathologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory / Non-Neoplastic Skin Diseases with Clinical-Pathological Correlations

  • 2‑volume set
  • 1400 pages
  • 4000 color photographs
Now available as an eBook € 370,00 VAT included

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