Smartphones are a new potential source of medical data.1,2 During dermatology appointments, we have observed an increasing number of patients presenting a picture of their skin lesions during the visit. The utility of the information provided by pictures on smartphones has not been evaluated. To assess their utility, we determined the proportion of patients whose smartphone photographs provided information relevant to their diagnosis.
Hubiche T, Valério L, Boralevi F, Mahe E, Bodemer Skandalis C, Phan A, del Giudice P, for the Research Group of the French Society of Pediatric Dermatology (Groupe de Recherche de la Société Française de Dermatologie Pédiatrique). Visualization of Patients’ Skin Lesions on Their SmartphonesA New Step During Dermatology Visits. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(1):95-97. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.2977