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November 2005

The Role of Dermoscopy and Digital Dermoscopy Analysis in the Diagnosis of Pigmented Skin Lesions

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(11):1444-1446. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.11.1444

In the past few decades, the incidence rate of cutaneous melanoma has increased more rapidly than for any other cancer.1,2 This has been attributed partly to a real change in the incidence rate of the disease and partly to greater surveillance.3,4 Unfortunately, advanced melanoma is still practically incurable, and a favorable prognosis depends on specific prevention and early detection. Recognition in the initial stage is currently the best factor for complete recovery.5

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