dermoscopy

dermoscopy

The examination of the skin surface using a dermoscope.

dermoscopy

; epiluminescence microscopy diagnostic technique to demonstrate early malignant changes within pigmented nail lesions, or to identify dermal vascular changes in scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus
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Dermoscopy has been used as a diagnostic aid but cannot be relied upon as the only diagnostic criterion1.
Dermoscopy of Bowen's Disease shows 2 predominant features namely vascular patterns and scaly surface.
Featuring full colour photographs and illustrations throughout, key topics include: looking for parasites, hair plucks and trichograms, dermoscopy, cytology, fungal and bacterial cultures, histopathology, allergy testing, immune-mediated skin diseases, endocrine and metabolic skin diseases, infectious diseases, diagnostic imaging, otoscopy and examination of the ear, genetic tests, and more.
A Practical Guide to Dermoscopy (online access included)
A technique used by dermatologist to diagnose skin lesions is dermoscopy.
Keywords: dermatology, parasitology, diagnostics, dermoscopy, skin surgery
Tosti developed dermoscopy for the diagnosis and follow-up of diseases of the hair, and published the first book on this technique.
At the skin cancer clinic Skinspots in Mount Maunganui, nurses undergo a certificate training course, then sit the Skin College of Australasia diploma in dermoscopy.
Are you currently performing dermoscopy on your patients?
Additionally, collection of evidence--hair pulls, biopsy, dermoscopy and lab work should be obtained.
If a practitioner is at all unsure of diagnosis or ifany lesion is worsening or not responding well to treatment we should always refer for further investigation in the form of dermoscopy or biopsy.