This book was written for health professionals to assist in diagnoses and management of patients with skin diseases acquired abroad in different, often tropical, environment. Such patients with 'tropical and exotic skin diseases' have been seen more frequently in recent years. The book covers a wide spectrum of imported skin diseases, the majority infectious in nature. These diseases are found not only among Western travellers, but also among immigrant minority groups who may regularly visit their relatives in their countries of origin. Sexually transmitted infections as well as dermatological diseases are discussed. Symptoms of potentially life-threatening systemic infections are described. There are introductory chapters on the influence of environmental factors, on the characteristics of pigmented skin, and on disorders of the pigmentary system. Full-colour illustrations of clinical conditions, tables and flow-charts - helpful in the diagnoses and management of these patients - are provided in the text. The authors are internationally recognized experts in their field.