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October 2010

Why the First Step Should Be Abandoned!—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hauppauge, New York (Dr Marghoob); and Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (Dr Braun).

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(10):1183. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.272

In reply

Differences in cognitive processes, personal biases, and experiences probably shape differing views regarding the choice of dermoscopy algorithm preferred by any given individual. It is important to stress that despite the differing opinions being debated here, the treatment decisions, based on dermoscopic evaluations performed by physicians proficient in dermoscopy, remain the same regardless of the dermoscopic evaluation method used. With that being said, we will attempt to address some points raised by Kittler.

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