Journal article

Dermatoscopy aids in the diagnosis of the solitary red scaly patch or scaly patch or plaque-features distinguishing superficial basal cell carcinoma, intraepidermal carcinoma, and psoriasis

Yan Pan, Alex J Chamberlain, Michael Bailey, Alvin H Chong, Martin Haskett, John W Kelly

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Intraepidermal carcinoma (IEC), superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC), and psoriasis are common entities that may all present as well-defined, brightly erythematous plaques. Currently, there are limited data on the dermatoscopic features that differentiate these diagnoses. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the most significant morphologic findings seen on dermatoscopy of IEC, sBCC, and psoriasis, and formulate a diagnostic model based on these features. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective observational study using macrophotography and dermatoscopy to evaluate the presence or absence of dermatoscopic features and formulated diagnostic models for each diagnosis. A convenient samp..

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