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Molecular diagnostic strategies: a role in the practice of dermatology
Article first published online: 16 OCT 2012
© 2012 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 51, Issue 11, pages 1292–1302, November 2012
How to Cite
Elaba, Z., Phelps, A. and Murphy, M. J. (2012), Molecular diagnostic strategies: a role in the practice of dermatology. International Journal of Dermatology, 51: 1292–1302. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05439.x
Conflict of Interest: None declared.
- Issue published online: 16 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 16 OCT 2012
Molecular diagnostic strategies are gaining wider acceptance and use in dermatology and dermatopathology as more practitioners in this field develop an understanding of the principles and applications of genomic technologies. Molecular testing is facilitating more accurate diagnosis, staging, and prognostication, in addition to guiding the selection of appropriate treatment, monitoring of therapy, and identification of novel therapeutic targets, for a wide variety of skin diseases.