Users should note that, per the decision of its Board of Directors, the American Academy of Dermatology no longer actively maintains the Dermlex. The lexicon was last updated on May, 12, 2009.
A dermatology lexicon has been thirty years in the making...
1978 — Crawford Brown MD, FAAD, in association with the Academy's
Task Force on Nomenclature develop the Systematized Nomenclature of Dermatology
(SNODERM), an abstraction of terms from SNOMED
The National Institute of Arthritis and Muscoloskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
award contract to Art Papier, MD, FAAD, and Lowell Goldsmith, MD, MPH, FAAD, of
the University of Rochester Department of Dermatology, to develop a dermatology
lexicon that is universal, comprehensive, and sustainable
With the expiration of the original grant, the Academy assumed management of
the Lexicon, now DermLexTM
2008 — The Academy's Medical Informatics Committee and DermLexTM Work Group merge DermLexTM
with the British Association of Dermatology's BAD-Index and map DermLexTM
to a list of most commonly used ICD-9-CM codes
2009 — DermLex Task Force appointed by AAD Board of Directors
and Version 1.0 released