Dermoscopy for the diagnosis of melanoma: primary care diagnostic technology update

Pl├╝ddemann, Annette; Heneghan, Carl; Thompson, Mattew; Wolstenholme, Jane; Price, Christopher P.
June 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p416
Academic Journal
The article discusses how dermoscopy, a technique for the analysis of pigmented skin lesions, can help in the diagnosis of melanoma in patients presenting to British primary care. It describes how the technology works and cites its capacity to diagnose many other pigmented skin lesions that can mimic melanoma. It also highlights the incidence of malignant melanoma in Great Britain, the studies that investigated the performance of dermoscopy, and the cost-effectiveness of using the technology.


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