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FOC U022 - Dermatoscopy Beyond Pigmented Lesions

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room A108/109

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Giuseppe A. Micali, MD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Utilize dermatoscopy in clinical practice beyond the usual indication for cutaneous pigmented lesions
  • Recognize those skin conditions in which dermatoscopy may be more useful
  • Choose the most appropriate technical devices and magnifications for each condition

Dermatoscopy is a non-invasive technique which allows a magnified (X10-X1000) in vivo observation of the skin. Apart from pigmented lesions, it has been demonstrated that dermatoscopy has further applications, including inflammatory diseases, parasitoses, hair and nail abnormalities, and a large variety of skin conditions. Depending on the disorder, dermatoscopy may be useful for differential diagnosis, prognostic evaluation and treatment monitoring. The aim of this session is to advance knowledge of dermatoscopy on those conditions in which it may be useful and to encourage dermatologists to use this technique in clinical practice based on presenter's personal experience and on existing literature.