Current Issue Volume 1, Number 2 , September-December 2017

EDITORIAL
Samipa S Mukherjee, Subrata Malakar

Editorial

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:iv-vi]



Dermatoscopy saw its first uses in the diagnosis and detection of pigmented lesions during the first half of the 20th century.1 Dermatoscopy is known by many other synonyms like epiluminescence light microscopy, dermoscopy, incident light microscopy, and surface microscopy. However, the most commonly used term “dermoscopy” was proposed by Friedman et al.2 The devices used for the same have undergone phenomenal modification from the larger devices without storage capacity for images to sleek handheld devices with attachments for storage capacity.


REVIEW ARTICLE
Archana Singal, Deepak Jakhar

Onychoscopy: An Overview

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:41-49]



Onychoscopy is the examination of nail and its components with the help of a dermatoscope. It is a noninvasive, painless, cost-effective, and reproducible office procedure. The enhanced and in vivo magnified visualization offered by onychoscopy helps us to identify various features not seen on naked eye examination. So onychoscopy serves as an interface between histological and clinical examination.

Keywords: Dermatoscopy, Dermoscopy, Nailfold capillaroscopy, Onychoscopy.

How to cite this article: Singal A, Jakhar D. Onychoscopy: An Overview. Int J Dermoscop 2017;1(2):41-49.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None


ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Pavan Raj, C Madura, BS Chandrashekar

Noninvasive Assessment of Donor Area in Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia undergoing Hair Transplantation by Digital Imaging Technique

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:50-53]



Trichoscopic digital imaging is one of the safe, accurate and non invasive method of assessment of donor area for pre transplant evaluation that aids in further plan of action. Our study aimed to calculate the hair density, hair follicular unit density, grouping of hair, average hair per unit, total number hair follicles and follicular units in the safe donor zone. Thorough donor area assessment prior to the hair transplantation is very important to assess the yield of grafts and over all treatment outcome. It is useful in planning the utilization of the grafts for present and future surgeries depending on patient’s age and progression of baldness

Keywords: Androgenetic alopecia, Digital imaging technique, Hair transplantation, Safe donor zone.

How to cite this article: Raj P, Madura C, Chandrashekar BS. Noninvasive Assessment of Donor Area in Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia undergoing Hair Transplantation by Digital Imaging Technique. Int J Dermoscop 2017;1(2):50-53.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None


LETTERS TO EDITOR
Balakrishnan Nirmal

Checklist for Nailfold Capillaroscopy Findings in Systemic Sclerosis: ABCDEGH

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:54-55]



Nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) is a noninvasive diagnostic technique for the evaluation of microcirculation in the proximal nailfold (PNF). A primitive instrument for magnifying was used to perform NFC in the 17th century. Research in the 19th century starting with that of Maurice Raynaud established correlation between NFC abnormalities and disease conditions.

How to cite this article: Nirmal B. Checklist for Nailfold Capillaroscopy Findings in Systemic Sclerosis: ABCDEGH. Int J Dermoscop 2017;1(2):54-55.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None


LETTERS TO EDITOR
Shilpi A Agarwal, Rachita S Dhurat, Sandip Agarwal, Aseem Sharma, Smita Ghate

Dermoscopy of Rare Pigmented Variant of Bowen’s Disease

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:56-59]



Bowen’s disease (BD) is a form of squamous cell carcinoma in situ, which was described by John T Bowen in 1912.1 It usually presents as an asymptomatic, slowly growing erythematous scaly patch or plaque with welldemarcated irregular border.2 It may be pigmented or nonpigmented. The most common sites affected include the head and neck followed by the extremities.3

How to cite this article: Agarwal SA, Dhurat RS, Agarwal S, Sharma A, Ghate S. Dermoscopy of Rare Pigmented Variant of Bowen’s Disease. Int J Dermoscop 2017;1(2):56-59.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None


LETTERS TO EDITOR
Balachandra S Ankad, Savitha L Beergouder

Nodular Lesions on Legs: A Dermoscopic Surprise

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:60-61]



Dermoscopy helps to see structures and features invisible to the naked eye, providing additional morphologic information during clinical examination of skin lesion. It is rightly called as dermatologist stethoscope.

How to cite this article: Ankad BS, Beergouder SL. Nodular Lesions on Legs: A Dermoscopic Surprise. Int J Dermoscop 2017;1(2):60-61.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None


LETTERS TO EDITOR
Subrata Malakar, Purva Mehta

Ring Scales: A New Dermoscopic Sign in Polymorphous Light Eruption

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:62-64]



Dermoscopy is the newest noninvasive diagnostic tool in clinical practice today. Here, we highlight a new dermoscopic sign in polymorphous light eruption that has varied clinical presentations.

How to cite this article: Malakar S, Mehta P. Ring Scales: A New Dermoscopic Sign in Polymorphous Light Eruption. Int J Dermoscop 2017;1(2):62-64.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None


TRICHOSCOPIC PEARL
Balachandra S Ankad, Swapnil Shah, Anirudh A Mallapur

Nevoid Trichostasis Spinulosa: Dermoscopic Point of View

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:65-66]



Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a common yet underdignosed condition affecting hair follicles. Diagnosis is based on the clinical features, hair mount, and dermoscopy. Here, the authors describe a case of TS in a nevoid distribution wherein dermoscopy aided the diagnosis.

Keywords: Dermoscopy, Nevoid trichostasis spinulosa, Tufted hair.

How to cite this article: Ankad BS, Shah S, Mallapur AA. Nevoid Trichostasis Spinulosa: Dermoscopic Point of View. Int J Dermoscop 2017;1(2):65-66.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None


DERMOSCOPIC GEM
Chander Grover, Deepak Jakhar

Dermoscopy in the Diagnosis of Scabies

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:1 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:67-68]



Scabies is one of the most common skin infestations and the diagnosis is mostly based on clinical presentation and suggestive history. A confirmatory diagnosis is highly desirable as the treatment requires strict compliance from the patient as well as close contacts. Existing diagnostic methods are time consuming and not very sensitive. This article describes the use of dermoscopy to facilitate the in-vivo diagnosis of this infestation.

Keywords: Dermoscopy, Scabies, Entomodermoscopy.

How to cite this article: Grover C, Jakhar D. Dermoscopy in the Diagnosis of Scabies. Int J Dermoscop 2017;1(2):67-68.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None


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