Dermoscopy in General Dermatology: A Practical Overview

AbstractOver the last few years, dermoscopy has been shown to be a useful tool in assisting the noninvasive diagnosis of various general dermatological disorders. In this article, we sought to provide an up-to-date practical overview on the use of dermoscopy in general dermatology by analysing the dermoscopic differential diagnosis of relatively common dermatological disorders grouped according to their clinical presentation, i.e. dermatoses presenting with erythematous-desquamative patches/plaques (plaque psoriasis, eczematous dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, mycosis fungoides and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), papulosquamous/papulokeratotic dermatoses (lichen planus, pityriasis rosea, papulosquamous sarcoidosis, guttate psoriasis, pityriasis lichenoides chronica, classical pityriasis rubra pilaris, porokeratosis, lymphomatoid papulosis, papulosquamous chronic GVHD, parakeratosis variegata, Grover disease, Darier disease and BRAF-inhibitor-induced acantholytic dyskeratosis), facial inflammatory skin diseases (rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, discoid lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, lupus vulgaris, granuloma faciale and demodicidosis), acquired keratodermas (chronic hand eczema, palmar psoriasis, keratoderma due to mycosis fungoides, keratoderma resulting from pityriasis rubra pilaris, tinea manuum, palmar lichen planus and aquagenic palmar keratoderma), sclero-atrophic dermatoses (necrobiosis lipoidica, morphea and cutaneous lichen sclerosus),...
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

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Authors: Ishizaki S, Watanabe S, Sawada M, Ninomiya J, Otani T, Tanaka M, Harada T, Kamei K Abstract An otherwise healthy 3-year-old girl presented with a several-month history of scaly lesions on her palms and soles. The lesions on the palms and right sole had been successfully treated with a steroid for pompholyx by a nearby dermatology clinic, but the lesion on the left sole persisted and spread to the back of the foot. On the initial visit, the patient exhibited an itchy and scaly erythematous left foot lesion. Direct microscopic examination of the scales revealed a considerable amount of fungal elements. A dia...
Source: Medical Mycology Journal - Category: Biology Tags: Med Mycol J Source Type: research
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Yakugaku Zasshi Source Type: research
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Healthcare Policy digital health Medicine technology healthcare design Source Type: blogs
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Source: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol Source Type: research
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Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
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Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
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Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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