Update on Dermoscopy and Infectious Skin Diseases

Update on Dermoscopy and Infectious Skin Diseases

Authors

  • Vincenzo Piccolo Dermatology Unit, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

Keywords:

dermatoscopy, dermoscopy, infections, infectious, entomodermoscopy

Abstract

Nowadays, dermoscopy is a global worldwide diffuse diagnostic tool supporting clinicians in their daily hard task of correct orientation among dermatological diseases. Born to be an instrument for early diagnosis of skin cancer, the dermatoscope is now considered the dermatologist’s stethoscope, as it can be routinely used to support diagnosis in general dermatology, so spreading its utility in cutaneous inflammatory and infectious diseases, as adjuvant and not substitute to histology and potassium hydroxide examination. As concerns the latter, plenty of papers have been published since the first description of dermoscopic findings of scabies. The aim of this review is to give the clinician a practical approach to dermoscopic parameters of cutaneous infectious diseases with a focus on the latest updates in this topic.

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Published

2019-12-31

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Section

Review

How to Cite

1.
Update on Dermoscopy and Infectious Skin Diseases. Dermatol Pract Concept [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 19];:e2020003. Available from: https://dpcj.org/index.php/dpc/article/view/dermatol-pract-concept-articleid-dp1001a03

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