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dermoscopediaDermoscopedia is the name of this website and is providing state of knowledge information concerning dermoscopy - a non invasive diagnostic method. provides state of the art knowledge and information concerning 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. - a non invasive diagnostic method. The goal of dermoscopedia is to promote dermoscopy around the globe.

1.Philosophy of dermoscopedia

2.Principles of dermoscopy

3.Dermoscopic equipment

4.Histopathological correlation

Differences between histologic and dermoscopic criteria,  Colors,  Dermoscopic structures (full text),  Pigment network,  Typical network,  Atypical network,  Pseudonetwork,  Negative network,  Structureless areas (full text),  Hyperpigmented structureless areas,  Regular hyperpigmented structureless areas (regular blotch),  Irregular hyperpigmented structureless areas (irregular blotch),  Hypopigmented structureless areas,  Depigmented structureless areas,  Light brown structureless areas,  Dots,  Globules,  Cobblestone globules,  Streaks,  Pseudopods,  Radial streaming,  Regular Streaks,  Irregular Streaks,  Negative Pigment Network,  Shiny white structures,  Shiny white streaks,  Shiny white blotches and strands,  Rosettes,  Shiny white areas,  Regression structures / Blue white structures,  White scar-like depigmentation,  Granularity / Peppering,  Blue white veil,  Comedo like openings,  Fissures and ridges,  Fingerprint like structures,  Moth eaten border,  Leaf like areas,  Spoke wheel like structures,  Large blue gray ovoid nests,  Multiple Blue-Gray Non-aggregated Dots and Globules,  Lacunae,  Vascular structures,  Milia like cysts,  Histopathological correlation (full text)


6.Analytic approach

7.Two-step algorithm

8.Non melanocytic lesions

9.Diagnostic Strategies / Algorithms

10.Benign Melanocytic lesions


12.Special locations

13.Exceptions to rules & mimickers


15.Infectious skin diseases (Entomodermoscopy)

16.Vascular structures

17.Other Imaging techniques

18.Diagnostic accuracy

19.Digital mole monitoring


21.Computer Assisted Diagnosis

22.Clues and tricks

23.Books and other resources


30.Instructions for editors / authors

31.Top rated chapters

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