Techniques for Tots
Dermoscopy to Identify Dermal Thinning
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 261–263, March/April 2014
How to Cite
Nagler, A., Mazza, J., Kil, E. and Silverberg, N. B. (2014), Dermoscopy to Identify Dermal Thinning. Pediatric Dermatology, 31: 261–263. doi: 10.1111/pde.12250
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013
Biopsying of children is often difficult to accomplish and traumatic. Consequently, techniques that avert biopsy are welcome in children. We describe the use of handheld dermoscopy for confirmation of the diagnosis of lesions with dermal thinning, including focal dermal hypoplasia, aplasia cutis, and striae. The major advantage of this technique is rapid diagnosis in the absence of a surgical procedure.