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The ABCD rule of dermatoscopy. High prospective value in the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic skin lesions

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Nachbar, Franz ; Stolz, Wilhelm ; Merkle, Tanja ; Cognetta, Armand B. ; Vogt, Thomas ; Landthaler, Michael ; Bilek, Peter ; Braun-Falco, Otto ; Plewig, Gerd
Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 14:00


BACKGROUND: The difficulties in accurately assessing pigmented skin lesions are ever present in practice. The recently described ABCD rule of dermatoscopy (skin surface microscopy at x10 magnification), based on the criteria asymmetry (A), border (B), color (C), and differential structure (D), improved diagnostic accuracy when applied retrospectively to clinical slides. OBJECTIVE: A study was ...


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