Dermatology Practical & Conceptual is the official journal of the International Dermoscopy Society.

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual is an international peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed, Open Access journal that publishes articles covering practical and conceptual aspects in the field of dermatology. There are no submission fees and no page charges for submissions to the journal.


In this issue, Sgouros et al performed a study on "Dermoscopy as a Tool in Differentiating Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma From Its Variants." They found that dermoscopy accurately differentiates Bowen disease, through clustered glomerular vessels, from keratoacanthoma and invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). However, dermoscopic structures of keratoacanthoma and invasive SCC overlap, and only histopathologic analysis differentiates them precisely. 
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In: Image Letter | Peas Out of the Pod by Kirtsios et al.

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Dermoscopic Predictors of Tumor Thickness in Cutaneous Melanoma: A Retrospective Analysis of 245 Melanomas

Enrique Rodríguez-Lomba, Belén Lozano-Masdemont, Lula María Nieto-Benito, Elisa Hernández de la Torre, Ricardo Suárez-Fernández, José Antonio Avilés-Izquierdo

Dermoscopic Features of Mycosis Fungoides and Its Variants in Patients with Skin of Color: A Retrospective Analysis

Mio Nakamura, Tomas Huerta, Kendrick Williams, Alexandra Hristov, Trilokraj Tejasvi

Kidney and Urinary Tract Involvement in Epidermolysis Bullosa: Is Routine Follow-Up Necessary?

Neslihan Cicek, Nurdan Yildiz, Ruslan Asadov, Ayse Deniz Yucelten, Halil Tugtepe, Harika Alpay

Management of a Chronic Skin Disease in Primary Care: An Analysis of Early-Career General Practitioners’ Consultations Involving Psoriasis

Sameerah Nawaz, Amanda Tapley, Andrew Davey, Mieke L van Driel, Alison Fielding, Elizabeth Holliday, Jean Ball, Irena Patsan, Alyse Berrigan, Simon Morgan, Neil Spike, Kristen FitzGerald, Parker Magin

Sodium Hypochlorite 0.005% Versus Placebo in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Acne: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Azadeh Dorostkar, Mehdi Ghahartars, Mohammad Reza Namazi, Nafiseh Todarbary, Maryam Hadibarhaghtalab, Maryam Rezaee

Can Dermoscopy Be Used to Predict if a Melanoma Is In Situ or Invasive?

Sam Polesie, Edvin Jergéus, Martin Gillstedt, Hannah Ceder, Johan Dahlén Gyllencreutz, Julia Fougelberg, Eva Johansson Backman, Jenna Pakka, Oscar Zaar, John Paoli

Risk of Birth Defects From Vitamin A “Acne Supplements” Sold Online

Dina H. Zamil, Emily K. Burns, Ariadna Perez-Sanchez, Milbrey A. Parke, Rajani Katta

Reflectance Confocal Microscopy of Aging Skin and Skin Cancer

Stefania Guida, Giovanni Pellacani, Silvana Ciardo, Caterina Longo

Acquired White Oral Lesions with Specific Patterns: Oral Lichen Planus and Lupus Erythematosus

Marco Manfredini, Gioia Pedroni, Laura Bigi, Roberto Apponi, Alberto Murri dello Iago, Annunziata Dattola, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani

Current Issue

2021 Vol 11, No 2 | April



Dermoscopy in the COVID-19 Era: Magnifying the Gap for Clinicians

Khawar Hussain, Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Neil P. Patel

Well-Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Is Histological Differentiation a Relevant Prognostic Parameter?

Iago Ferreira, Ana Letícia Boff, Laura Luzzatto, Paulo R. Martins Souza, Mariele Bevilaqua


Distance Learning and Spaced Review to Complement Dermoscopy Training for Primary Care

Elizabeth Seiverling, Danielle Li, Kathryn Stevens, Peggy Cyr, Gregory Dorr, Hadjh Ahrns

Drug Intake and Actinic Keratosis: A Case-Control Study

Andrea Sechi, Ambra Di Altobrando, Eugenio Cerciello, Elisa Maietti, Annalisa Patrizi, Francesco Savoia

Dermoscopy in Leprosy: A Clinical and Histopathological Correlation Study

Alpana Mohta, Suresh Kumar Jain, Aditi Agrawal, Ramesh Kumar Kushwaha, Pritee Sharma, Khusbhoo Sethia, Manish Jain

Decreased Serum Levels of Interleukin-4 and Interleukin-21 in New Pemphigus Vulgaris Patients, but Not Chronic Patients With Inactive Disease Compared to Healthy Controls

Pegah Shahbazian, Maryam Izad, Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Hossein Mortazavi, Zahra Salehi, Shirin Behruzifar, Soheil Tavakolpour, Arghavan Azizpour

Dermoscopy as a Tool in Differentiating Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma From Its Variants

Dimitrios Sgouros, Melpomeni Theofili, Vasileia Damaskou, Sofia Theotokoglou, Konstantinos Theodoropoulos, Alexander Stratigos, Panagiotis Theofilis, Ioannis Panayiotides, Dimitrios Rigopoulos, Alexander Katoulis

Nd:YAG Laser in the Treatment of Nail Psoriasis: Clinical and Dermoscopic Assessment

Yasmin Hesham Ali Elwan, Amira Azim, Michela Starace, Hala Shawky Abd Elhafiz

Image Letter

Peas Out of the Pod

Theocharis N. Kirtsios, Zoe Apalla, Aimilios Lallas

Cutaneous Ulcers in an Untreated HIV Patient

Xavier Bosch-Amate, Xavier Fustà-Novell, Daniel Morgado-Carrasco

Bullous Aplasia Cutis Congenita—Description of a Novel Dermoscopic Feature

Aradhana Rout, Sandeep Arora, Rajeshwari Dabas, Debatraya Paul

Is It Possible to Improve Scabies Diagnosis Performance?

Vincenzo Greco, Massimiliano Scalvenzi, Gabriella Fabbrocini, Matteo Megna


In Situ Melanoma of the Nipple and Areola: A Dermoscopic Report in Two New Cases

Giulio Tosti, Camilla Salvini, Alessia Barisani, Sabina Vaccari

Acne Inversa-like Lesions Induced by a Low Dose of Sorafenib

Javier Aubán-Pariente, Laura Palacios-García, Cristina Galache-Osuna, Marc Mir-Bonafé, Patricia Morales Del Burgo, Jorge Santos-Juanes

Sea Urchin Skin Lesions: A Case Report

María Florencia Suarez-Conde, María Gabriela Vallone, Virginia Mariana González, Margarita Larralde

New Dermoscopic Keys for Circumscribed Acral Hypokeratosis: Report of Four Cases

Paula Majluf-Cáceres, Cristián Vera-Kellet, Sergio González-Bombardiere

Usefulness of Topical Imiquimod 3.75% in Cytokeratin 7 Positive Extramammary Paget Disease of the Vulva: Towards Personalized Therapy

Sara Mazzilli, Annunziata Dattola, Anna Angela Criscuolo, Terenzio Cosio , Luca Bianchi, Elena Campione , Monia Di Prete , Elisabetta Botti

Dermoscopic Appearance of an Annular Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Biswanath Behera, Rashmi Kumari, Debasis Gochhait, Pavithra Ayyanar

Entodermoscopy: A Useful Tool for the Diagnosis of Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Claudio Conforti, Arianna Dri, Ludovica Toffoli, Enrico Zelin, Iris Zalaudek, Nicola Di Meo

Granuloma Annulare Located on Striae Distensae

Tal Goldberger, S. Sheffer Levi, Gil Armoni, Stephanie Ben-Shushan, Alexander Maly, Yuval Ramot

Little Patients, Big Issues: Something About Rapidly Growing Nodular Spitzoid Lesions in Childhood

Ilenia Marafioti, Maria Lentini, Carmelo Romeo, Serafinella P. Cannavò, Mario Vaccaro
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