Handbook of Direct Immunofluorescence
A Pattern-Based Approach to Skin and Mucosal Biopsies
Immunofluorescence is a key diagnostic tool in dermatopathology, and essential in the diagnosis of connective tissue diseases, vasculitis and other cutaneous disorders. The need to interpret the results of immunofluorescence testing, and correlate these with histopathological results, is a key skill required not just of dermatopathologists but also, increasingly, of dermatologists who either read the slides themselves or use a pathology lab or academic referral centre.
Handbook of Direct Immunofluorescence covers not only day-today findings but also less common patterns and rarities, and gives information on important diagnostic pitfalls. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific disease and is introduced by concise text that describes the clinical presentation and pathogenesis: then, multiple images show the range of histopathological and immunofluorescence findings associated with the disease in question.
Douglas Fullen MD is Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
May P. Chan MD is Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Aleodor A. Andea MD is Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
David P. Arps MD is a Dermatopathologist at Consolidated Pathology Consultants, Libertyville, USA.