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Correspondence
November 2005

Value of Dermoscopy?

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(11):1466. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.11.1466-a

From the photographs shown in the article titled “Dermoscopy Subpatterns of Nonpigment Skin Tumors,” which was published in the April 2005 issue of the ARCHIVES,1 it is difficult to understand what dermoscopy has to add to the clinical skills of a physician in the classification of skin lesions, if that physician has a good pair of eyes and can perform a biopsy, which is the “gold standard” for diagnosing amelanotic tumors. Would anyone forgo a biopsy on the basis of these patterns? Am I missing something or do others feel the same way?

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