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The goal of dermoscopediaDermoscopedia is the name of this website and is providing state of knowledge information concerning dermoscopy - a non invasive diagnostic method. is to empower and engage people around the world to use and promote dermoscopyDermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method.. It provides state of the art knowledge and information concerning dermoscopy - a non invasive diagnostic method.



Table of Contents

  1. Philosopy of Dermoscopedia (Ralph P. Braun, Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
    1. Introduction by the president of the IDS (Iris Zalaudek)
    2. Introduction to Dermoscopedia by the founder of ISIC (Allan Halpern)
  2. Principles of dermoscopy (Florentia Dimitriou, Alon Scope)
  3. Dermoscopic equipment (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Handheld dermatoscopes (Ralph P. Braun)
    2. Systems for digital dermoscopy (Ralph P. Braun)
    3. Attachments for smartphones / tablets / cameras (Ralph P. Braun)
  4. Histopathologic correlation of dermoscopic structures (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
    1. Differences between histologic and dermoscopic criteria (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
    2. Colors (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
    3. Dermoscopic structures (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      1. Pigment network (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      2. Structureless areas (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      3. Dots (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      4. Globules (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      5. Streaks (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      6. Negative Pigment Network (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      7. Shiny white structures (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      8. Regression structures / Blue white structures (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      9. Vascular structures (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      10. Milia like cysts (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      11. Comedo like openings (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      12. Fissures and ridges (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      13. Fingerprint like structures (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      14. Moth eaten border (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      15. Leaf like areas (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      16. Spoke wheel like structures (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      17. Large blue gray ovoid nests (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      18. Multiple Blue-Gray Non-aggregated Dots and Globules (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
      19. Lacunae (Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl)
  5. Terminology (Harald Kittler, Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Dictionary of descriptive and metaphoric terminology (Harald Kittler, Ralph P. Braun)
    2. Definitions of metaphoric terms (Harald Kittler, Ralph P. Braun)
    3. Terminology for vessel morphology and arrangement (Harald Kittler, Ralph P. Braun)
  6. Analytic approach (Harald Kittler, Chapter available soon)
  7. Two-step algorithm (Ralph P. Braun, Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
  8. Non melanocytic lesions (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Basal cell carcinoma (Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Natalia Jaimes)
      1. Superficial Basal cell carcinoma (Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
      2. Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma (Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
      3. Morpheaform / sclerosing / infiltrative basal cell carcinoma and desmoplastic trichoepithelioma (Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Chapter available soon)
    2. Actinic keratosis / Bowen's disease / keratoacanthoma / squamous cell carcinoma (Florentia Dimitriou, Teresa Deinlein, Iris Zalaudek)
      1. Actinic keratosis (Florentia Dimitriou, Teresa Deinlein, Iris Zalaudek)
      2. Bowen's disease (Florentia Dimitriou, Teresa Deinlein, Iris Zalaudek)
      3. Keratoacanthoma (Florentia Dimitriou, Teresa Deinlein, Iris Zalaudek)
      4. Squamous cell carcinoma (Florentia Dimitriou, Teresa Deinlein, Iris Zalaudek)
    3. Solar lentigines / seborrheic keratoses / lichen planus-like keratosis (Ralph P. Braun, Stephanie Nouveau, Harold Rabinovitz, Maggie Oliviero)
      1. Solar lentigines (Stephanie Nouveau, Ralph P. Braun)
      2. Seborrheic keratoses (Ralph P. Braun, Stephanie Nouveau, Sabine Ludwig)
      3. Lichen planus-like keratosis (Maggie Oliviero, Harold Rabinovitz)
    4. Vascular lesions (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      1. Angioma (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      2. Angiokeratoma (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      3. Pyogenic granuloma (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      4. Microvenular hemangioma (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      5. Angioma serpiginosum (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      6. Port-wine stain (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      7. Lymphangioma circumscriptum (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      8. Targetoid hemosiderotic hemangioma (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      9. Kaposi’s sarcoma (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
      10. Angiosarcoma (Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez Martín)
    5. Dermatofibromas (Ignacio Gómez Martín, Pedro Zaballos)
    6. Sebaceous hyperplasia (Ignacio Gómez Martín, Pedro Zaballos)
    7. Clear Cell acanthoma (Ralph P. Braun)
  9. Diagnostic Strategies / Algorithms (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Pattern analysis (Florentia Dimitriou, Harald Kittler)
    2. ABCD rule (Michael Kunz, Wilhelm Stolz)
    3. Menzies Method (Scott Menzies, Ralph P. Braun)
    4. Seven Point Checklist (Teresa Russo, Giulia Calabrese)
    5. Three point checklist (Teresa Russo, Giuseppe Argenziano)
    6. Chaos and Clues (Harald Kittler, Cliff Rosendahl, Aksana Marozava)
    7. TADA (Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Natalia Jaimes)
    8. Prediction without Pigment (Cliff Rosendahl, Harald Kittler, Aksana Marozava)
    9. Other diagnostic strategies / algorithms (Ralph P. Braun)
  10. Benign Melanocytic lesions (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Classification of nevi / benign nevus pattern (Ralph P. Braun, Teresa Deinlein, Iris Zalaudek)
    2. Congenital nevi (Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
    3. Dysplastic / Atypical nevi (Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
    4. Benign nevus pattern (Ralph P. Braun, Rainer Hofmann, Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
    5. Blue nevi (Josep Malvehy, Susana Puig)
    6. Growing nevi (Sabine Ludwig, Teresa Deinlein, Iris Zalaudek)
    7. Spitz / Reed nevi (Teresa Russo, Giuseppe Argenziano)
      1. Evolution of Spitz nevi (Michael Kunz, Ralph P. Braun)
      2. Management of Spitz nevi (Ralph P. Braun, Aimilios Lallas)
    8. Recurrent / persistent nevi (Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
    9. Factors that influence nevus pattern (age, skin type, body site) (Sabine Ludwig, Teresa Deinlein, Iris Zalaudek)
    10. Management of nevi 4 x 4 x 6 rule (Michael Kunz, Teresa Deinlein, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Iris Zalaudek)
  11. Melanoma (Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Superficial Spreading Melanoma (Aimilios Lallas)
    2. Acrolentiginous Melanoma (Ralph P. Braun, Luc Thomas)
    3. Nodular Melanoma (Ralph P. Braun, Scott Menzies)
    4. Lentigo Maligna (Ralph P. Braun, Luc Thomas, Wilhelm Stolz)
    5. Amelanotic / hypomelanotic melanoma (Teresa Russo, Veronica Di Brizzi, Giuseppe Argenziano)
    6. Melanoma on sun damaged skin (Ralph P. Braun, Natalia Jaimes)
    7. Equivocal lesions (Susana Puig, Josep Malvehy, Chapter available soon)
    8. False positive diagnosis (Aimilios Lallas)
    9. False Negative Diagnosis (Aimilios Lallas)
  12. Special locations (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Palms and Soles (Josep Malvehy, Susana Puig)
    2. Nails (Luc Thomas, Chapter available soon, Amélie Boespflug)
    3. Face (Maggie Oliviero)
    4. Hair and Scalp (Lidia Rudnicka, Chapter available soon)
    5. Mucosa (Olga Simionescu, Andreas Blum)
  13. Exceptions to the algorithm (Ayelet Rishpon, Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
  14. General Medicine (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Inflammoscopy (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      1. Lichen planus (Aimilios Lallas, Sabine Ludwig)
      2. Psoriasis (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      3. Dermatitis (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      4. Pityrisasis rubra pilaris (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      5. Porokeratosis (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      6. Granulomatous skin disease (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
        1. Sarcoidosis and lupus vulgaris (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
        2. Cutaneous leishmaniosis (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
        3. Granuloma annulare (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      7. Discoid lupus erythematosus (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      8. Rosacea (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      9. Lichen sclerosus and morphea (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      10. Urticaria and urticarial vasculitis (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      11. Pigmented purpuric dermatoses (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      12. Darier's disease (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      13. Mastocytosis (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      14. Vasculitis (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
      15. Mycosis fungoides (Sabine Ludwig, Aimilios Lallas)
    2. Infectious skin diseases (Entomodermoscopy) (Aimilios Lallas, Sabine Ludwig, Iris Zalaudek)
      1. Parasitosis (Aimilios Lallas)
      2. Viral infections (Aimilios Lallas)
  15. Vascular structures (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Arborizing blood vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    2. Hairpin vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    3. Milky red globules / areas (Ralph P. Braun)
    4. Glomerular vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    5. Comma vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    6. Dotted vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    7. Linear irregular vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    8. Polymorphous vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    9. Corkscrew / tortous vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    10. Crown vessels (Ralph P. Braun)
    11. Strawberry pattern (Ralph P. Braun)
    12. String of pearls pattern (Ralph P. Braun)
  16. Other Imaging techniques (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Confocal Microscopy (Giovanni Pellacani)
    2. Electrical Impedance (Johanna Mangana, Ralph P. Braun)
    3. OCT (Olivier Gaide)
  17. Diagnostic accuracy (Harald Kittler, Chapter available soon)
  18. Digital mole monitoring (Florentia Dimitriou, Harald Kittler, Scott Menzies)
    1. Short Term Monitoring (Florentia Dimitriou, Scott Menzies)
    2. Long Term Monitoring (Florentia Dimitriou, Harald Kittler)
  19. Teledermoscopy (Katie Lee, H. Peter Soyer)
  20. Computer Assisted Diagnosis (Allan Halpern)
  21. Clues and tricks (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Wobble sign (Ralph P. Braun)
    2. Ink test (Ralph P. Braun)
    3. Tape stripping (Ralph P. Braun)
    4. Blink sign (Ralph P. Braun, Ashfaq A. Marghoob)
  22. Books and other resources (Ralph P. Braun)
    1. Books (Ralph P. Braun)
    2. Online resources (Ralph P. Braun)
    3. Other resources (Ralph P. Braun)
  23. Instructions for editors / authors (Ralph P. Braun, Karsten Hoffmeyer)


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Exceptions to the algorithmopenOct 12, 2017 - 14:27
Menzies MethodreleasedOct 5, 2017 - 03:41
Amelanotic / hypomelanotic melanomareleasedOct 4, 2017 - 13:31
Seven Point ChecklistreleasedOct 4, 2017 - 13:30
Prediction without PigmentreleasedOct 4, 2017 - 10:26
Chaos and CluesreleasedOct 4, 2017 - 10:25
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