Dermatoscope benefits

The dermatoscope should be in every primary-care practitioner’s kit

Cliff Rosendahl, Martelle Coetzer-Botha In their elegantly designed and executed study on training for skin tumour triage for primary-care physicians (PCPs),1 Harkemanne et al. highlight what is arguably obvious: Any structured training in dermatoscopy for PCPs is likely to be beneficial. This … Read More


In inflammatory and infectious diseases, the main histopathologic alterations are usually not associated with pigment, but include cellular infiltrations, vascular structures and alterations of the thickness or the anatomy of the epidermis. Therefore, the selection of an equipment that preserves … Read More

Dermatoscopy of Cutaneous Lichen Planus – Attempt to Translate Metaphoric Terminology Into Descriptive Terminology

Agata Szykut-Badaczewska, Mariusz Sikora, Lidia Rudnicka, Harald Kittler DOI:   Introduction: Dermatoscopy is gaining appreciation in assisting the diagnosis of inflammatory dermatoses (inflammoscopy). Lichen planus (LP) is a common inflammatory skin disease with characteristic dermatoscopic features. Over the last few … Read More

Identification of Novel Dermoscopic Patterns for “Featureless Melanoma”: Clinical-Pathological Correlation

Salvatore Lampitelli; Carmen Cantisani; Federica Rega; Camilla Chello; Francesca Farnetani; Giovanni Pellacani DOI: Abstract Introduction: Diagnosis of melanoma can be sometimes very difficult because of its phenotypic and histological heterogeneity. Difficult-to-diagnose melanoma can be represented by mucosal melanoma, pink lesions, … Read More

AI not yet ready, says ACD

Liam J. Caffery PhD, Monika Janda PhD, Robert Miller MBBS, Lisa M. Abbott MBBS, LLM, Chris Arnold BComm, MBA, Tony Caccetta MBBS, Pascale Guitera MD, PhD, et al The Australasian College of Dermatologists has released a position statement on the use of artificial intelligence in dermatology … Read More

Which Dermatoscope should I use?

With the number of models available, this can seem to be a difficult decision.  Whilst the amount of choice appears confusing, an understanding of some basic principles can assist. There are 2 main types of light used in dermoscopy, polarised … Read More

Use of the Dermatoscope

Stethoscope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope.  Essential diagnostic tools that no primary health care practitioner can manage without.  In this decade, another should be added to the list – the dermoscope. A Brief History of Dermoscopy. The first handheld dermatoscopes became available in … Read More

Benefits Of Using A Digital Skin Imaging System To Detect Skin Cancer

Current methods for diagnosing skin cancers rely on either invasive biopsies or the use of a dermatoscope and additional digital skin imaging software which can monitor the skin over time. As a dermatoscope relies on powerful visual inspection and digital … Read More

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