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Diverse Skin Images Database (by condition)
HMSOM diverse skin images database (by condition)
This compilation of images was created to address a need for more representative images in lectures. It contains images of the skin manifestations of many common medical conditions on patients of darker skin tones. It was started by first year medical students at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in 2020 with the support of faculty and librarians from the Seton Hall Interprofessional Health Sciences campus. Images are free to use, with the citations provided, throughout the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and the Seton Hall Interprofessional Health Sciences campus.
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With VisualDx, you can: Build a differential diagnosis, search for disease to get quick access to therapy options, review medical images, understand medication reactions, ...and much, much more!
VisualDx also includes the world’s best dark skin atlas and most equitable image collection of disease presentations in people of all skin colors.
Skin of Color
These texts have many images that can be downloaded and used in slide decks
Taylor and Kelly's Dermatology for Skin of Color 2/e
A. Paul Kelly; Henry Lim; Ana Maria Anido Serrano; Susan C. Taylor
Publication Date: 2016-03-04
This second edition is significantly expanded with 21 new chapters covering dermatology for geriatric, adolescent, and pregnant patients, as well as depigmenting agents, viral infections, cutaneous manifestation of internal malignancy, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, photoaging, photosensivity, laser treatment for skin-tightening, toxins and fillers, cosmetic practices in Mexico, effects of tattooing and piercing, sickle cell disease, drug eruptions, and the biology of oral mucosa. It also features many more clinical pictures and improved organization. Extensively illustrated with more than 900 full-color photos, Dermatology for Skin of Color provides comprehensive coverage of medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment options, pediatric dermatology, differences between skin of color and Caucasian skin, differences between ethnic groups with skin of color, and important basic science information on the structure and function of skin of color. In addition, folk remedies and over-the-counter treatments specifically targeting this population are covered.
Mind the Gap: A handbook of clinical signs in Black and Brown skin
Mukwende M, Tamonv P, Turner M
Publication Date: 2020
PDF Version of eBook
Cosmetic Dermatology for Skin of Color
Murad Alam; Roopal V. Kundu; Simon S. Yoo; Ashish C. Bhatia; Henry Hin-Lee Chan
Publication Date: 2009-01-12
Clinical Cases in Skin of Color
Porcia B. Love (Editor); Roopal V. Kundu (Editor)
Publication Date: 2015-11-25
This book identifies the most common presentations and essential features of top dermatological conditions in patients with skin of color. It presents practical information in a case-based organization to assist dermatologists in clinical decision making, and discusses important cultural beliefs that must be considered in order to provide optimal care to patients with skin of color. There is an increasing demand for dermatologic treatments in patients with skin of color, as well as an accompanying need for education and training in this quickly expanding market. Skin of color is a key topic within dermatology as specific conditions can be harder to diagnose effectively in darker skin, and patients' treatment can be compromised by this. Clinical Cases in Skin of Color: Adnexal, Inflammation, Infections, and Pigmentary Disorders is a concise resource with practical guidance for board certified dermatologists and dermatologists in training.
Dermatology Atlas for Skin of Color
Diane Jackson-Richards (Editor); Amit G. Pandya (Editor)
Publication Date: 2014-07-19
This atlas, containing more than 300 color photos, focuses on those dermatologic conditions that are most common in ethnic skin or skin of color. It includes succinct explanations of each disease process, describes clinical findings and presents key information on diagnosis and treatment. Individual chapters are devoted to pigmentary disorders, follicular disorders, hair and scalp disorders, eczemas, papulosquamous disorders, granulomatous disorders, connective tissue diseases, infectious diseases, scarring disorders, cutaneous neoplasms, photodermatoses and drug eruptions. The fact that this atlas covers skin disorders that affect patients of all ethnic backgrounds ensures that it will be of worldwide relevance. It will serve as a valuable reference for dermatologists and a range of other health care providers.
Skin of Color
Andrew F. Alexis (Editor); Victoria H. Barbosa (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012-09-28
A concise practical guide to treatment and diagnosis of skin related disorders for skin of color patients.
Atlas of Black Skin
Ali Moiin (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-01-25
As both experience and evidence-based findings indicate, specific dermatological conditions can prove harder to diagnose in patients with darker skin tones. Lack of knowledge or experience can compromise effective treatment and management, leading to lasting consequences for the patient. This atlas strives to supplement a lack of real world experience by providing more than 800 hundred high quality photographs and illustrations help guide physicians in treating the nuances of darker skinned patient populations. Dr. Moiin's own professional experience in treating patients of color on a daily basis and the sheer volume with which he is acquainted with these diseases on darker skin, enable him to provide broader insight and include a myriad of photos to better illustrate diagnoses and treatment plans. Photos range from common to rare diseases to aid in delineating nuances in diseases. Since dermatology is a highly visual field, the focus is more on the images, while the text is comprehensive but concise and often bulleted to allow for practical use. Written for residents and practicing dermatologists and all other medical professionals, Atlas of Black Skin is an essential tool for practitioners looking to broaden the scope of their care.
Atlas of Dermatological Conditions in Populations of African Ancestry
Claudia M. Y. A. Donkor; Jeannette Aryee-Boi; Itohan Roseline Osazuwa; Francis Kwama Afflu; Andrew F. Alexis
Publication Date: 2021-07-03
Ophelia E. Dadzie; Antoine Petit; Andrew F. Alexis
Publication Date: 2013-01-02
Pediatric Dermatology in Darker Skin
Manish K. Shah; Preeti K. Sheth
Publication Date: 2021-04-01
Links to Image Databases and Other Resources
Brown Skin Matters
A database of images of dermatological conditions on non-white skin.
Inclusive Dermatology: Creating a Diverse Visual Atlas of Skin Conditions
From the University of New Mexico.
Skin of Color Curriculum
The American Academy of Dermatology has launched the Skin of Color Curriculum, which offers the opportunity to earn CME credit for no additional fee while learning the latest about treating patients with darker skin tones. FREE with account creation.
Skin of Color - Cutis Journal
Articles published in Cutis Journal on Skin of Color topics
Skin Color Society Dermatology Resources
Skin of Color Society Educational Video Library
A free, open-access bank of high-quality photographs of pediatric medical conditions in a range of skin tones for use by both healthcare professionals and the public
POSITIVE EXPOSURE promotes a more inclusive world through award-winning photography, films, exhibitions, lectures and educational programs.
Run a search in PMC. Images will appear on the right-hand side of the results page.
Dermatology Image Library @ UNC
he purpose of this website is to serve as a reference for students when learning about skin presentations of different disorders. This library provides easier access to a variety of images on different Fitzpatrick skin types.
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