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Melanocytic lesions ≤ 6mm: Prospective series of 481 melanocytic trunk and limb lesions in Brazil.

PLoS One 2021 8;16(6):e0252162. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Early diagnosis when melanoma is still small and thin is essential for improving mortality and morbidity. However, the diagnosis of small size melanoma might be particularly difficult, not only clinically but also dermoscopically. This study aimed to define clinical and dermatoscopic parameters in the diagnosis of suspicious pigmented cutaneous lesions with a diameter of ≤ 6mm and determine the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values as well as the accuracy of each clinical and dermatoscopic criterion. Read More

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Diagnostic Algorithm for Conjunctival Melanocytic Lesions.

Anticancer Res 2021 Jun;41(6):3161-3167

Department of Ophthalmology and Ocular Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland;

Background/aim: This study aimed to develop an algorithm allowing the differentiation between conjunctival melanoma and other melanocytic infiltrations of the conjunctiva, on the basis of a dermatoscopic examination.

Patients And Methods: A total of 160 conjunctival pigmented lesions were studied (40 melanomas and 120 non-melanoma conjunctival infiltrations). The clinical characteristics of the tumours were assessed with the use of dermatoscopic characteristics as described by Kittler, and with taking into consideration the typical characteristics of conjunctival lesions. Read More

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Current Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Cutaneous Adnexal Neoplasms with Apocrine and Eccrine Differentiation.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 11;22(10). Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Soft Tissue/Bone Sarcoma and Melanoma, Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, 02-781 Warsaw, Poland.

Adnexal tumors of the skin are a rare group of benign and malignant neoplasms that exhibit morphological differentiation toward one or more of the adnexal epithelium types present in normal skin. Tumors deriving from apocrine or eccrine glands are highly heterogeneous and represent various histological entities. Macroscopic and dermatoscopic features of these tumors are unspecific; therefore, a specialized pathological examination is required to correctly diagnose patients. Read More

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Melasma treatment: a systematic review.

J Dermatolog Treat 2021 Apr 14:1-39. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Melasma is a common chronic refractory disorder of pigmentation affecting people with darker skin types. Overall prevalence varies between 8.8% and 40%, depending on the ethnicity of the population and the geographical area. Read More

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Effects of metformin on experimentally induced acne on rabbit ear.

Exp Dermatol 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Evidence for the effectiveness of metformin in the treatment of acne is limited. To assess its efficacy, comedones were experimentally induced in young New Zealand rabbit ear using Isopropyl Myristate (IM) followed by metformin treatment (30 mg/kg bodyweight) for 60 days with continued IM application. In another group, to check whether metformin pre-treatment affects subsequent comedone development by IM, metformin was given for 14 days and then withdrawn (14 days) followed by comedone development with IM and metformin treatment. Read More

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Unusual Clinical Presentation of Giant Extragenital Condyloma.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2020 Dec;28(7):240-241

Andrija Jovic, MD, Clinical Center of Nis, Clinic of Dermatovenereology , Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 48, Nis, Serbia;

Dear editor, Condylomata accuminatum (CA) is a human papillomavirus (HPV) related sexually transmitted infection (STI), clinically characterized by solitary or even clustered dark red or pink lesions solely affecting the anogenital area (1). CA involving the extragenital, non-mucosal skin has been sporadically reported (2-4). Diagnosis of CA is usually straightforward when the lesions are located on the anogenital area. Read More

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December 2020

Basal cell carcinoma and dermal nevi of the face: comparison of localization and dermatoscopic features.

Int J Dermatol 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Dermatology Clinic, Maggiore Hospital of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and dermal nevi located on the face can easily be confused on clinical examination. Little is known about the different preferential localizations of these entities, and a systematic analysis of dermatoscopic features for differential diagnosis is lacking.

Methods: Clinical and dermatoscopic images of BCCs and dermal nevi were retrospectively evaluated to study their relation to various face anatomical areas, BCC histotype, classic and nonclassic dermatoscopic BCC criteria, as well as typical dermatoscopic criteria for dermal nevi. Read More

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A Clinicopathological Study of Skin Tumors from a Tertiary Care Centre in North India.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2021 Jan-Feb;12(1):66-71. Epub 2021 Jan 16.

Department of Pathology, DMCH, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Background: There is a huge spectrum of skin tumors which can be confused clinically with malignancies, particularly when they are pigmented or inflamed, and histopathological examination of a biopsy specimen is required to establish a definitive diagnosis and to facilitate appropriate intervention and follow up.

Aim: To evaluate all skin tumors and categorize them according to their origin.

Methods: The present study was conducted over a period of 4 years (July 1, 2013 to June 31, 2017) comprising of 1. Read More

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January 2021

Slow-growing lesion on eyebrow.

J Fam Pract 2021 Mar;70(2):E13-E15

Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, USA.

It took a dermatoscopic examination followed by an e-consultation and shave biopsy to arrive at the diagnosis. Read More

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Cutaneous adnexal tumors: the diagnostic role of dermatoscopic examination

Turk J Med Sci 2021 04 30;51(2):875-876. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Dermatology and Veneorology, Health Science University, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

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Skin Diseases Classification Using Deep Leaning Methods.

Curr Health Sci J 2020 Apr-Jun;46(2):136-140. Epub 2020 Jun 30.

Faculty of Mechanics, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania.

Due to the high incidence of skin tumors, the development of computer aided-diagnosis methods will become a very powerful diagnosis tool for dermatologists. The skin diseases are initially diagnosed visually, through clinical screening and followed in some cases by dermoscopic analysis, biopsy and histopathological examination. Automatic classification of dermatoscopic images is a challenge due to fine-grained variations in lesions. Read More

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Consensus-based evaluation of dermatoscopy versus nailfold videocapillaroscopy in Raynaud's phenomenon linking USA and Europe: a European League against Rheumatism study group on microcirculation in rheumatic diseases project.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2020 May-Jun;38 Suppl 125(3):132-136. Epub 2020 Aug 26.

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, and Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium.

Objectives: Nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC) is the current gold standard for detection and quantification of capillary abnormalities in Raynaud's phenomenon (RP). The objective of this study is to evaluate the role of dermatoscopy as a further screening tool in RP.

Methods: Nailfold capillaries of RP patients were examined by a hand-held non-contact polarised dermatoscope connected to the digital camera (D1) and connected to an iPad (D2). Read More

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September 2020

Clinical usefulness of high-frequency ultrasonography in the monitoring of basal cell carcinoma treatment effects.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2020 Jun 16;37(3):364-370. Epub 2020 Jul 16.

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: To date, there has been no consensus either on the method, frequency or total duration of follow-up for patients that have developed a basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Aim: To evaluate usefulness of high-frequency ultrasound in monitoring patients with BCC, particularly to detect residual disease or early recurrence.

Material And Methods: Seventy-eight patients with suspicious lesions of BCC were enrolled in this study. Read More

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Handheld dermatoscopy as an easy-to-use capillaroscopic instrument in rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Turk J Med Sci 2020 10 22;50(6):1540-1545. Epub 2020 Oct 22.

Department of Dermatology and Veneorology, Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul Medeniyet University, İstanbul, Turkey

Background/aim: Nailfold video capillaroscopy is considered as a reliable method for evaluating peripheral microangiopathy in rheumatologic diseases. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate the utility of handheld dermatoscopy as an easy-to-use nailfold capillaroscopic instrument in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Materials And Methods: This cross-sectional study included patients with rheumatoid arthritis and healthy subjects. Read More

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October 2020

Dermatoscopic findings of syphilitic alopecia.

An Bras Dermatol 2020 Jul - Aug;95(4):518-520. Epub 2020 May 11.

Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Syphilis is an infectious disease that has afflicted mankind for centuries, but a recent increase in worldwide incidence has been evidenced. The authors describe a patient with typical lesions of secondary syphilis and moth-eaten alopecia, whose dermoscopic examination demonstrated empty hair follicles, vellus hair, follicular hyperkeratosis, peripheral black dots, dilated and tortuous vessels, reddish brown background, and hypopigmentation of the hair shafts. Furthermore, this case presented an erythematous background more evident than previously described cases. Read More

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[Inflammoscopy: dermatoscopy for inflammatory, infiltrating and infectious dermatoses : Indication and standardization of dermatoscopic terminology].

Hautarzt 2020 Aug;71(8):627-646

Institute of Dermatology, 'Santa Maria della Misericordia' University Hospital, Udine, Italien.

Dermatoscopy as a noninvasive diagnostic tool is not only useful in the differentiation of malignant and benign skin tumors, but is also effective in the diagnosis of inflammatory, infiltrative and infectious dermatoses. As a result, the need for diagnostic punch biopsies in dermatoses could be reduced. Hereby the selection of affected skin areas is essential. Read More

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Dermatoscopy in life-threatening and severe acute rashes.

Clin Dermatol 2020 Jan - Feb;38(1):113-121. Epub 2019 Nov 11.

Institute of Dermatology, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy.

A prompt recognition of life-threatening and severe acute rashes is of utmost importance to start an appropriate therapy as soon as possible. Consequently, clinicians often must rely only on clinical data to make a diagnosis because some diagnostic procedures may take a relatively long time to be performed (eg, histologic examination, microbiologic tests). In this scenario, dermatoscopy may be useful as an auxiliary tool to support the diagnosis by highlighting subclinical features. Read More

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[Anatomoclinical and dermatoscopic study of trichoadenoma].

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2020 May 19;147(5):334-339. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

Clinique dermatopathologique, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, 67000 Strasbourg, France.

Introduction: Trichoadenoma is a very rare follicular tumour with a remarkable histopathological appearance. In this article we present a series of 12 cases of trichoadenoma, as well as the anatomoclinical and dermatoscopic findings in a typical case. We discuss these findings in the light of an extensive literature research. Read More

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Dermoscopy of Mycobacterium marinum Skin infection: A Challenging Diagnosis.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2019 Dec;27(4):278-279

Claudio Conforti, MD, Dermatology Clinic, Hospital Maggiore, Trieste, Italy;

Dear Editor, Mycobacterium (M.) marinum is a slow-growing atypical mycobacterium found mainly in saltwater environments. Infection occurs following inoculation of a skin lesion and manifests as a localized granuloma; in fact, the most common cause of infection with M. Read More

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December 2019

Three years dermoscopic follow-up of atypical nevi.

Dermatol Ther 2020 01 13;33(1):e13205. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Dermatology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey.

Atypical nevi are dynamic lesions and may progressively transform into more or less atypical lesions. We aimed to investigate the dermoscopic features of atypical nevi and dynamic changes in these lesions over a period of 3-years. Patients with 3-year dermoscopic follow-up records were enrolled in the study. Read More

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January 2020

High-frequency ultrasound in the diagnosis of selected non-melanoma skin nodular lesions.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2019 Oct 12;36(5):572-580. Epub 2019 Nov 12.

Chair and Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Pediatric Dermatology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Ultrasonographic examination is commonly used in an outpatient setting, possibly due to its low cost, low risk for patients and the possibility to obtain real time images. Typically used heads have the frequency ranging from 7.5 to 12 MHz. Read More

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October 2019

Acquired dermal melanocytosis on the hand of a pediatric patient.

Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex 2019 ;76(6):294-297

Servicio de Patología, Hospital de Pediatría, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI. Ciudad de México, México.

Background: Dermal melanocytosis is a group of pigmentary dermatological diseases associated with melanocytic proliferation, which are classified based on their number and depth at the level of the dermis; they may be congenital or acquired.

Case Report: An 11-year-old male patient with no history of importance for the current condition started 5 years ago with a dark macula in the left hand palm, which was asymptomatic but grew gradually. On physical examination, dermatoses affecting the left palm, palmar face of proximal phalanges of the third, fourth and fifth fingers, characterized by the presence of blackish greyish macula, diffuse and irregular edges, not infiltrated or indurated were detected. Read More

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[Descriptive dermoscopic study of a series of 100 patients with basal cell carcinoma diagnosed in Morocco].

Pan Afr Med J 2019 1;34:64. Epub 2019 Oct 1.

Service de Dermatologie Vénérologie, Chu Hassan II, Fes, Maroc.

Introduction: Dermatoscopy is an innovative non-invasive technique for clinical morphology of pigmented lesions and skin tumor. The purpose of our study was to highlight the morphological and dermoscopic features of basal cell carcinoma (CBC) in our study population.

Methods: We conducted a prospective unicentric study over a period of 2 years. Read More

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December 2019

Physicians' level of hindrance by body hair in dermatoscopy and clinical benefit of an automated hair removal algorithm.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2020 Jan 31;18(1):27-32. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Department of Dermatology, University Medical Center, Ruprecht-Karl University, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background And Objectives: Dermatoscopy may be hindered by body hair, and the development of an automated hair removal algorithm (AuHRA) might improve the diagnostic accuracy. However, the physicians' exact level of hindrance and the clinical benefit attained by AuHRA has not been assessed. The objectives of this study are to quantify the physicians' level of hindrance by body hair and the level of improvement in the visibility of underlying dermatoscopic patterns after application of AuHRA to digital images of hair-covered nevi. Read More

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January 2020

Clinical-histopathological profile of the frontal fibrosing alopecia: a retrospective study of 16 cases of a university hospital.

An Bras Dermatol 2019 17;94(4):416-421. Epub 2019 Oct 17.

Discipline of Dermatology, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.

Background: Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a condition of unknown origin, histologically similar to classic lichen planopilaris and generally observed in postmenopausal women with alopecia of the frontal-temporal hairline.

Objectives: To describe the clinical, dermatoscopic, and histopathological characteristics and the treatment used in patients who have frontal fibrosing alopecia at the Alopecia Outpatient Clinic in a university hospital.

Methods: Retrospective descriptive study performed by reviewing medical charts and biopsies of the scalp. Read More

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October 2019

Second primary melanomas in a cohort of 977 melanoma patients within the first 5 years of monitoring.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2020 Feb 6;82(2):398-406. Epub 2019 Sep 6.

First Department of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: In retrospective studies, a second primary melanoma (SPM) develops in 2%-20% of melanoma patients. Scarce evidence exists on the usefulness of total-body photography (TBP) and digital dermatoscopic documentation (DDD) for detecting SPMs.

Objective: The primary aim was to quantify the risk and investigate the time of occurrence of SPMs. Read More

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February 2020

Dermatoscopy for the rapid diagnosis of Talaromyces marneffei infection: a case report.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Aug 9;19(1):707. Epub 2019 Aug 9.

Department of Dermatology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510515, China.

Background: Talaromyces marneffei is a thermally dimorphic fungus endemic in south-east Asia. It predominantly occurs in both immunocompromised and immunosuppressed patients and can be fatal if diagnosis and treatment are delayed. The clinical manifestations of T. Read More

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Fibrosing Alopecia in a Pattern Distribution (FAPD) in 16 African-Descent and Hispanic Female Patients: A Challenging Diagnosis.

Skin Appendage Disord 2019 Jun 25;5(4):211-215. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Division of Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil.

Background: Fibrosing alopecia in a pattern distribution (FAPD) has only been described in Caucasian patients, and it is not clear whether it can develop in dark-skin ethnicities.

Materials And Methods: Sixteen Brazilian female patients, 12 of African descent and 4 Hispanic, with progressive scarring alopecia in a pattern distribution were analyzed.

Results: Dermatoscopic features showed perifollicular erythema and scaling (14/16), hair fiber diameter diversity (16/16), loss of follicular ostia (16/16), and follicular keratosis (3/16). Read More

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Novel application of anterior segment optical coherence tomography for periocular imaging.

Can J Ophthalmol 2019 08 28;54(4):431-437. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

MUHC-McGill University Ocular Pathology and Translational Research Laboratory.

Objective: This study aims to assess the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging for periocular skin lesions and to determine which characteristic features of these images can be correlated to histopathology.

Design: This is an ongoing prospective study with Research Ethics Board approval.

Participants: Fifty patients over 18 years old with lesions clinically suspicious of nonmelanoma skin cancer on the periocular region were included in this study. Read More

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