2016, Number 4
Dermatología Cosmética, Médica y Quirúrgica 2016; 14 (4)
Simón-Díaz P, Jesús-Silva A, Arroyo-Camarena S, Barragán-Estudillo Z, Gutiérrez S, Martínez-Velasco A, Asz-Sigall D, Roldán-Marín R
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ABSTRACTDermoscopy is a non invasive technique that increases the dermatologist’s diagnostic capacity in a myriad of skin conditions. Its application in the evaluation of pigmented skin lesions and prompt recognition of skin cancer is well known. However, nowadays its use has extended to the evaluation of infectious diseases (entomodermoscopy), inflammatory conditions (inflammoscopy), nail diseases, hair disorders (trichoscopy) and its application as a diagnostic tool for the dermatopathologist (ex-vivo dermoscopy). This review article pretends to show examples and a brief review on the usefulness of a dermatoscope in general dermatology to highlight its value as an important diagnostic tool in daily clinical practice.