August 2005


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Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(8):1044-1045. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.8.1044

There have been few reports on dermoscopy of mucosal pigmented lesions. However, analyses1,2 of mucosal pigmentations strongly suggest that dermoscopy may be considered a promising diagnostic tool for mucosal disorders. Dermoscopy of mucosae at genital and orolabial sites requires a high degree of microbiological uncontamination of the instruments to prevent the potential transmission of infections from one patient to another. An adequate level of hygiene could be achieved by covering the instrument with a disposable material. We evaluate the possibility of using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film to cover the glass plate of the dermoscopic instrument in analysis of mucosal pigmented lesions.

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