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Correspondence
October 2005

COMMENTS AND OPINIONS

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(10):1319-1320. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.10.1319

We read with interest the article by Braun et al,1 who merely demonstrated the feasibility of telemedical wound care consultation via a new generation of cellular phones. In this context, we would like to share our experience with cellular phones and patients with typical skin conditions in a routine clinical setting. A total of 95 patients (male-female ratio, 39:56; mean age, 49 years; median age, 46 years; and age range, 6-90 years) were selected consecutively in the outpatient service of the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, in July 2003. Patients who presented for the first time and who were referred for all skin conditions except melanocytic lesions were included. Only patients who agreed and signed the patient consent form were enrolled.

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