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Dermoscopy: an introduction

Dermoscopy is the surface microscopic examination of the skin using a simple hand-held device. Over the past 20 years, it has become established as a useful diagnostic tool and, in skilled hands, it has been shown to improve diagnostic accuracy. Originally intended for the assessment of pigmented lesions, it is now used in a wide variety of conditions.
Dermatology in practice 2015; 21(2): 28–31
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