The term "dermatologic emergency" is rarely used, and a dermatologist is typically not the first physician called when a patient presents in the emergency department. However, largely under-recognized dermatoses can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. Buka's Emergencies in Dermatology addresses the need for a concise, portable reference that can be used by emergency medicine and dermatology physicians and residents alike. This book, heavily illustrated with color images, proves to be especially critical if a community-based hospital does not have a dermatology department and the responsibility for initial diagnosis falls to the emergency room or critical care physician. However, since the majority of cutaneous outbreaks are not life-threatening, it is often the case that emergency department personnel are less equipped to diagnose these conditions correctly. Buka's Emergencies in Dermatology addresses this concern and focuses on the most critical issues related to emergencies in dermatology, beginning with a general overview of the basics of critical care for dermatologic emergencies, then moving to neonatal and pediatric emergencies, infectious emergencies, drug eruptions, and HIV-AIDS-related emergencies in dermatology, just to name a few.