Dermoscopy in General DermatologyZalaudek I. · Argenziano G. · Di Stefani A. · Ferrara G. · Marghoob A.A. · Hofmann-Wellenhof R. · Soyer H.P. · Braun R. · Kerl H.
aDepartment of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; bDepartment of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, cDepartment of Dermatology, ‘Tor Vergata’ University of Rome, Rome, and dPathologic Anatomy Service, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, Italy; eMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y., USA; fDepartment of Dermatology, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Dermoscopy improves the diagnostic accuracy in the clinical evaluation of pigmented skin lesions, but it is also useful for the assessment of vascular structures that are not visible to the naked eye. As a consequence, dermoscopy has been employed more and more for the differential diagnosis of nonpigmented skin disorders, including tumors but also inflammatory and infectious diseases. This article provides a review of the dermoscopic features seen in various nonpigmented tumoral and nontumoral skin lesions as well as the dermoscopic criteria used for monitoring skin reactions to various treatments.
Iris Zalaudek, MD
Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples
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Received: June 23, 2005
Accepted: July 6, 2005
Number of Print Pages : 12
Number of Figures : 5, Number of Tables : 6, Number of References : 61
Vol. 212, No. 1, Year 2006 (Cover Date: November 2005)
Journal Editor: Saurat, J.-H. (Geneva)
ISSN: 1018–8665 (print), 1421–9832 (Online)
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