Dermatoscopy

Dermatoscopy

An Algorithmic Method for Accurate Diagnosis
Harald Kittler, MD, Philipp Tschandl, MD
Diagnose pigmented lesions of the skin by dermatoscopy
About the authors | Introduction to the method | Algorithm for a specific diagnosis
Clinical Reference / Dermatoscopy / Algorithm for a specific diagnosis

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How to identify pigmented skin lesions with specificity

  1. Recognize pattern(s) basic and note arrangement of them
  2. Note color(s) and arrangement of them
  3. Look for clues
  4. Make a specific diagnosis
  5. Depending on the diagnosis, decide whether to treat or not