Strawberry pattern

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 Authored by: Ralph P. Braun

 Keywords:   strawberry pattern · actinic keratosis
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Description Describes 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. of the strawberry patternReddish pseudo-network (erythema and wavy fine vessels) around hair follicle openings which are accentuated with a white halo appearance as seen in actinic keratosisActinic keratosis (also called solar keratosis and senile keratosis; abbreviated as AK) is a pre-cancerous patch of thick, scaly, or crusty skin.
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun
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Strawberry Pattern[1]

The term “strawberry pattern” refers to the distinctive dermoscopic appearance of facial actinic keratoses, consisting of a pink/red pseudonetworkA structureless pigment area interrupted by non-pigmented adnexal openings with blurry vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described. coursing between hair follicle openings filled with keratotic plugs.

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ReferencesThis is material contained in a footnote or bibliography holding further information.:
  1. An Atlas of Dermoscopy, Second Edition. Marghoob A. et al. CRC Press; 2012.