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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201158/the-expanding-use-of-dermatoscopy
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EDITORIAL
Giuseppe Micali, Francesco Lacarrubba
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201157/dermatoscopy-and-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-correlations-in-nonmelanocytic-disorders
#2
REVIEW
Francesco Lacarrubba, Marco Ardigò, Alessandro Di Stefani, Anna Elisa Verzì, Giuseppe Micali
Dermatoscopy and in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy are noninvasive techniques that provide a horizontal approach, with an en face view of the skin structures. Both techniques assist in the clinical diagnosis of a variety of inflammatory and infectious cutaneous disorders. In many cases, they have shown concordance. Their combined use represents, in several instances, a promising option to reach the final diagnosis without the need for invasive procedures.
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201156/dermoscopy-of-pigmentary-disorders-in-brown-skin
#3
REVIEW
Manas Chatterjee, Shekhar Neema
Dermoscopy is a noninvasive technique for the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of pigmentary disorders in brown skin. It can be used for the diagnosis of various facial melanoses, which can avoid the need for biopsy in many cases. It can also help in early identification of the adverse effect of topical steroids and hydroquinone when they are used for the treatment of these disorders. Dermoscopy can also reliably differentiate vitiligo from other disorders of hypopigmentation. It can also help in assessing the stability of vitiligo before surgery...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201155/dermatoscopy-of-common-lesions-in-pediatric-dermatology
#4
REVIEW
Giuseppe Micali, Anna Elisa Verzì, Enrica Quattrocchi, Chau Yee Ng, Francesco Lacarrubba
The use of dermatoscopy to assist in the diagnosis of a variety of proliferative, pigmentary, inflammatory, infectious, congenital, and genetic cutaneous and skin appendage disorders is constantly increasing, as it is effective, affordable, noninvasive, and quick to perform.
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201154/dermoscopy-of-inflammatory-genital-diseases-practical-insights
#5
REVIEW
Alessandro Borghi, Annarosa Virgili, Monica Corazza
Diagnosis of genital inflammatory disorders may be difficult for several reasons, such as their similar appearance, possible misdiagnosis with infectious and malignant conditions, and peculiar anatomic conditions that may lead to modification of clinical features. Dermoscopy could be included as a part of the clinical inspection of genital diseases to support diagnosis, as well as to ideally avoid unnecessary invasive investigation. Practical guidance for the use of dermoscopy in the assessment of the main inflammatory genital diseases is provided, namely for lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus, and plasma cell mucositis...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201153/dermoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-conjunctival-lesions
#6
REVIEW
Elisa Cinotti, Anna La Rocca, Bruno Labeille, Damien Grivet, Linda Tognetti, Victor Lambert, Mathilde Kaspi, Niccolò Nami, Michele Fimiani, Jean Luc Perrot, Pietro Rubegni
This article describes the present literature on dermoscopy of conjunctiva and shows the results of a dermoscopy study of 147 conjunctival tumors. Melanomas were characterized by a heavy pigmentation, irregular dots, and a higher prevalence of gray color compared with nevi. Squamous cell carcinomas had peculiar hairpin and glomerular vessels. Primary acquired melanoses were characterized by regularly distributed light brown dots. A large part of nevi had small cysts.
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201152/onychoscopy-dermoscopy-of-the-nails
#7
REVIEW
Bianca Maria Piraccini, Aurora Alessandrini, Michela Starace
Onychoscopy is the examination of the nail unit using a dermoscope. The dermoscopic criteria for a valid diagnosis have been developed and assessed in numerous papers. However, in all nail alterations that are suspicious or potentially malignant, a surgical intervention with subsequent histopathological evaluation should be performed. A simple visualization may not be helpful in diagnosing many nail conditions nor is a nail biopsy diagnostic in all cases. Onychoscopy is a valuable aid in enhancing visible nail features and in revealing cryptic features of diagnostic value...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201151/trichoscopy-in-hair-shaft-disorders
#8
REVIEW
Lidia Rudnicka, Małgorzata Olszewska, Anna Waśkiel, Adriana Rakowska
Trichoscopy allows analyzing the structure and size of growing hair shafts in their natural environment in children and adults. The method replaces light microscopy, which requires pulling of multiple hairs for investigation. In monilethrix, trichoscopy shows uniform elliptical nodosities with intermittent constrictions. In trichorrhexis nodosa nodular thickenings along hairs shafts are visible (low magnification) or splitting into numerous small fibers along the hair shaft may be observed (high magnification)...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201150/trichoscopy-tips
#9
REVIEW
Rodrigo Pirmez, Antonella Tosti
Although trichoscopy has only recently been introduced in the assessment of hair and scalp disorders, it is already considered an essential diagnostic tool by many experts in the field. This article discusses topics that are often a source of doubt among clinicians, and tips that may help dermatologists better perform trichoscopy. Subjects include fundamental concepts needed to start performing the method, basic trichoscopic structures, tips to identify a scarring condition and to approach a patient with a receding hairline, features that are unique to children, those that are typically seen in the dark scalp, and pitfalls of the technique...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201149/dermoscopy-of-adnexal-tumors
#10
REVIEW
Pedro Zaballos, Ignacio Gómez-Martín, José María Martin, José Bañuls
Cutaneous adnexal tumors include lesions with apocrine, eccrine, follicular, sebaceous, and mixed differentiation. Most are benign and sporadic, although malignant forms are occasionally observed and some cases develop in the setting of inherited syndromes. These tumors often cause immense diagnostic difficulty. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive technique that has greatly improved the diagnostic accuracy of different skin lesions, including these tumors. We provide a review of the literature on the dermoscopic structures and patterns associated with adnexal tumors...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201148/dermatoscopy-of-vascular-lesions
#11
REVIEW
Vincenzo Piccolo, Teresa Russo, Elvira Moscarella, Gabriella Brancaccio, Roberto Alfano, Giuseppe Argenziano
Cutaneous vascular lesions (VLs) represent a very common reason for dermatologic consultation for patients. In most cases, VLs are benign and self-limiting. However, because they often mimic malignant skin tumors, their correct and prompt identification is very important in daily practice. Dermoscopy may play a key role in achieving that purpose. This article reviews current knowledge of dermoscopic features of the most frequent VLs.
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201147/dermoscopy-of-lymphomas-and-pseudolymphomas
#12
REVIEW
Caterina Bombonato, Riccardo Pampena, Aimillios Lallas, Pellacani Giovanni, Caterina Longo
Primary cutaneous lymphomas are a heterogeneous group that includes 2 main groups of primary T- and B-cell lymphomas, which can involve the skin with distinct variability in clinical presentation, histopathology, immunophenotypes, molecular signature, and prognosis. The authors describe the most frequent clinical forms of cutaneous lymphomas and their dermoscopic features. Even if the diagnosis of these entities is still based on a cellular level and the literature on dermoscopy in cutaneous lymphomas is limited and, for several entities it is based only on single case reports/case series, we think that know how they appear also in dermoscopy can be useful for helping in the clinical diagnosis...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201146/dermatoscopy-of-granulomatous-disorders
#13
REVIEW
Enzo Errichetti, Giuseppe Stinco
Although diagnosis of cutaneous granulomatous disorders (CGDs) is usually suspected based on morphologic findings, localization, and anamnestic data, clinical differentiation from each other and from similar dermatoses may be challenging. Recently, dermatoscopy has been demonstrated to be a useful tool for assisting the recognition of several CGDs. This article provides a current overview of the dermatoscopic features of the main noninfectious and infectious CGDs, including sarcoidosis, necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, rheumatoid nodules, and leishmaniasis...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201145/dermoscopy-of-common-inflammatory-disorders
#14
REVIEW
Dimitrios Sgouros, Zoe Apalla, Dimitrios Ioannides, Alexander Katoulis, Dimitrios Rigopoulos, Elena Sotiriou, Alexander Stratigos, Efstratios Vakirlis, Aimilios Lallas
In addition to its "traditional" application for the early diagnosis of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers, dermoscopy gains appreciation in fields beyond dermato-oncology. Nowadays, dermoscopy has been established as a reliable adjunctive tool to the everyday clinical practice of general dermatology. Morphology and distribution of vascular structures, background colors, follicular abnormalities, and the presence of scales are important features that should be evaluated. Clinical examination remains the undoubted mainstay of diagnosis in inflammatory and infectious diseases...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201144/dermatoscopy-of-parasitic-and-infectious-disorders
#15
REVIEW
Anna Elisa Verzì, Francesco Lacarrubba, Franco Dinotta, Giuseppe Micali
The use of dermatoscopy in the diagnosis and management of parasitic and infectious skin disorders has been defined as entodermoscopy, and several studies have confirmed its advantages in dermatology. Dermatoscopic patterns of several parasitic, viral, and fungal skin infections have been identified and herein described. A noninvasive, fast, and accurate diagnosis plays an important role in containing the spread of contagious skin disorders.
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201143/dermatoscopy-instrumental-update
#16
REVIEW
Giuseppe Micali, Francesco Lacarrubba
Dermatoscopy is a noninvasive technique that allows in vivo, magnified observation of skin details and structures not visible to the naked eye. It may be performed using handheld devices or computer-assisted digital systems or videodermatoscopes. The handheld dermatoscope is the most used device because it is user-friendly and relatively inexpensive. It is not a mere magnifying glass but a more complex instrument that allows the visualization of the cutaneous microstructures of the different skin layers. Videodermatoscopes are more expensive systems that allow higher magnifications and simplify the process of image viewing, storage, organization, analysis, and retrieval...
October 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30082035/chronic-itch-a-disease-in-its-own-right
#17
EDITORIAL
Gil Yosipovitch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929606/erratum
#18
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929605/drugs-on-the-horizon-for-chronic-pruritus
#19
REVIEW
Matthew W McEwen, Elizabeth M Fite, Gil Yosipovitch, Tejesh Patel
Chronic pruritus is a common condition that has a detrimental impact on quality of life. As the molecular pathogenesis of itch is elucidated, novel therapies that disrupt itch pathways are being investigated. Emerging treatments include drugs targeting the neural system, drugs targeting the immune system, antihistamines, bile acid transport inhibitors, and topical drugs that work through a variety of mechanisms such as phosphodiesterase-4 inhibition or targeting of nerve ion channels. Many of these therapies show promising results in the treatment of chronic itch of various etiologies, such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, uremic pruritus, and cholestatic pruritus...
July 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929604/immunomodulating-agents-as-antipruritics
#20
REVIEW
Stephen Erickson, Zachary Nahmias, Ilana S Rosman, Brian S Kim
Chronic pruritus, or itch lasting greater than 6 weeks, is an increasingly common and debilitating medical problem. Recent studies have unveiled previously unrecognized neuroimmune axes whereby inflammatory cytokines act directly on the nervous system to promote itch. Thus, the emergence of newer targeted biologic therapies has generated the possibility of novel treatment strategies for chronic itch disorders. This article reviews the pathophysiology of multiple chronic itch disorders, including atopic dermatitis, chronic idiopathic pruritus, chronic urticaria, and prurigo nodularis...
July 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
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