dermatoscope


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dermoscope

A device used to examine the skin at low (e.g., 10X) magnification. It consists of a light source, magnifying glass and glass used to press against the skin.

dermatoscope

(dĕr-mat′ŏ-skōp″) [ dermato- + -scope]
An instrument used to perform dermatoscopy. Older dermatoscopes consist of a low-power (10×) magnifier, a nonpolarized light source, a transparent plate, and a light layer of mineral oil between the instrument and the skin. The mineral oil allows inspection of skin lesions without reflection from the skin surface. More recent dermatoscopes use polarized light to eliminate skin surface reflections.
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Rule #2: Use your dermatoscope (it's great for nails)
A digital dermatoscope Dinolite[R] (of magnification x25-60) was used for this purpose.
Trichoscopy, an examination of hair and scalp regions using a dermatoscope, is a common technique used to identify hair-pulling behavior.
Dermoscopic examination was performed with a hand-held dermatoscope (Dermlite DL4, 3gen) and the images were captured.
A dermatoscope is a hand-held device for examining the appearance of the skin.
Examination of the patch under a dermatoscope revealed islands of reticular (lattice-like) hyperpigmentation, focal hypopigmentation, and prominent follicles (FIGURE 2).
In patients and controls, an experienced dermatologist physician, who was blinded to the clinical diagnosis of the patient, made a nail fold capillary examination using a standard dermatoscope. Each patient rested in a test room with a room temperature of 20 [degrees]C-22 [degrees]C for 15 min.
[35] using EcoSkin fluorescence video dermatoscope found increased autofluorescence in lesional psoriatic skin, significantly correlated with erythema in patients with psoriasis (n = 30) from South Korea.
The dermatoscope which has been used was DermLite DL4 from 3Gen[R], San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA; and, for the acquisition of the dermatoscopic images, the camera lens was applied to the DermoLite[R] MagnetiConnect TM device of the 3Gen[R] Connection Kit for iPhone6 P / N: DLCKi6-MC, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA, with the dermatoscope at position 0, in polarized mode, without making use of flash or zoom camera assets.
"Humans can't predict under-the-skin pathology from looking from the top." Visual inspection is subjective, he relates, even by physicians using a dermatoscope to see superficial and subsuperficial skin features and trained in the ABCDE-- area, border, color, diameter, evolution--protocol.
A dermatoscope was also used to reflect, refract, and diffract light from the surface of the skin, otherwise not seen by the naked eye.
epiluminescence microscopy, dermatoscopy, or amplified surface microscopy) uses a handheld microscope called a dermatoscope (or dermoscope) for in vivo examination ofskin lesions.