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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,  Homogenous blue pattern,  Dots,  Globules,  Cobblestone globules,  Streaks,  Negative Pigment Network,  Shiny white structures,  Shiny white streaks,  Shiny white blotches and strands,  Rosettes,  Regression structures / Blue white structures,  White scar-like depigmentation,  Granularity / Peppering,  Blue white veil,  Vascular structures,  Milia like cysts,  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,  Histopathological correlation (full text)


6.Vascular structures

7.Non melanocytic lesions

8.Benign Melanocytic lesions


10.Special locations

11.Nail dermoscopy


13.Dermoscopy in general dermatology

14.Infectious skin diseases (Entomodermoscopy)

15.Diagnostic Strategies / Algorithms

16.Analytic approach

17.Two-step algorithm

18.Clues and tricks

19.Exceptions to rules and mimickers

20.Diagnostic accuracy

21.Confocal Microscopy

22.Digital mole monitoring

22.Other Imaging techniques


25.Computer Assisted Diagnosis

26.Books and other resources


28.Instructions for editors / authors

29.Top rated chapters

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