Dermatoscopy and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Correlations in Nonmelanocytic Disorders.

Lacarrubba F, Ardigò M, Di Stefani A, Verzì AE, Micali G.

Dermatol Clin. 2018 Oct;36(4):487-501. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2018.05.015.


Dermatoscopy and in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy are noninvasive techniques that provide a horizontal approach, with an en face view of the skin structures. Both techniques assist in the clinical diagnosis of a variety of inflammatory and infectious cutaneous disorders. In many cases, they have shown concordance. Their combined use represents, in several instances, a promising option to reach the final diagnosis without the need for invasive procedures.

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KEYWORDS:Dermatoscopy; Histopathology; Nonmelanocytic disorders; Reflectance confocal microscopy

PMID: 30201157 DOI: 10.1016/j.det.2018.05.015