Introduction to dermoscopedia by the president of the IDS

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 Authored by: Iris Zalaudek

 Keywords:   dermoscopy · dermoscopedia
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Description This article provides the introduction to dermoscopediaDermoscopedia is the name of this website and is providing state of knowledge information concerning dermoscopy - a non invasive diagnostic method. by the president of the International DermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. Society (IDSIDS stands for the International Dermoscopy Society.).
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Status update July 4, 2018
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What we are doing when we do not know the meaning of a specific word or when we simply like to inform ourselves about a place that we are going to visit? We simply open our browser and search in Wikipedia.

But what we are doing if we like to inform ourselves about a specific term or topic in the realm of dermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections.? Traditionally, we could read excellent booksis a series of pages assembled for easy portability and reading or scientific articles, attend congresses, workshops or courses and watch educational podcasts or on-line lectures.

As one of the main missions of the International Dermoscopy Society is to teach dermoscopy, the idea was born to create a specific platform for dermoscopy on the same philosophyThis glossary term has not yet been described. of Wikipedia.

This is the background of dermoscopedia, a novel and informative onlineOnline means that something is available over, or delivered from, the internet. tool for dermoscopy, which I am honored to introduce on behalf the International Dermoscopy Society.

The current content was created by international dermoscopy experts, but it is our aim to continuously expand and update the content. Therefore, the International Dermoscopy Society invites all Members to actively participate themselves to the current content by adding or editingEditing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information. the text or uploading high quality imagesA representation of a person, animal or thing, photographed, painted or otherwise made visible. of interest for a broad readership.

As president of the International Dermoscopy Society, I want to thank all members, who up to date collaborated in this fantastic project. But I also like to express a special thank and acknowledgment to Prof. Ralph P. Braun, who’s engagement in this project was simply outstanding.

On behalf of the International Dermoscopy Society, I cordially invite you to have a look at our new dermoscopedia website under <dermoscopedia.org>. I am convinced you will like as I do!

with my best regards,

Iris Zalaudek
President of the International Dermoscopy Society