This updated second edition provides a structured and highly illustrated guide to dermatopathology. It focuses on the most common dermatopathological diagnoses and presents their clinical, histological, and differential diagnostic features of the diseases. New chapters cover various inflammatory diseases such as interstitial granulomatous dermatitis and filler reactions as well as cutaneous neoplasms such as digital papillary adenocarcinoma.
Dermatopathology aims to help readers to rapidly identify patterns and specific diagnostic features. The book is relevant to both practicing and trainee dermatologists and pathologists.
Werner Kempf, MD, is professor of dermatology and scientific collaborator at the Dept. of Dermatology, University Hospital Zürich and co-director of the laboratory Kempf and Pfaltz Histological Diagnostics in Zürich, Switzerland. He received his MD from the University of Zürich. After residencies in surgical pathology and dermatology at the University Hospital Zürich and postdoctoral fellowships at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, he joined the faculty at the Dept. of Dermatology, University Hospital in Zürich and served as head of Dermatopathology Unit. He co-founded the pathology laboratory Kempf und Pfaltz Histologische Diagnostik for dermatopathology and ENT pathology. His major interests are cutaneous lymphomas, virus-associated skin tumors, inflammatory skin disorders, and molecular diagnosis of infectious skin disorders. He is editorial board member of several dermatopathology journals and has been awarded the Prix International de Dermatopathologie Jean Civatte and the Robert-Fischer Award for cutaneous lymphomas.
Markus Hantschke, MD, is co-Director of Dermatopathologie Friedrichshafen. He is a board certified dermatopathologist who trained at the Medical University of Lubeck and at the University of California. He has also been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California.
Heinz Kutzner, MD, retired, is a former co-director of Dermatopathologie Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon. Between 2011 and 2014 he was President of the International Society of Dermatopathology. He is editorial board member for the American Journal of Dermatopathology and has been awarded the Prix International de Dermatopathologie Jean Civatte.