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Welcome to dermoscopedia academy. This collection of diagnoses, features, and teaching images was identified by a group of pigmented lesion and dermoscopy experts as an appropriate foundational proficiency in dermoscopic image interpretation for dermatology residents.[1] This content is designed to help form a strong knowledge base in dermoscopy which can be built upon with further study and clinical practice in order to achieve clinical excellence. The diagnoses and features listed herein are not all-inclusive, and links to main dermoscopedia content will be provided throughout if more in-depth learning is desired. Short descriptions of dermoscopic features have also been added from the main dermoscopedia website.

Table of Contents:

    1. Basal cell carcinoma (Lauren Fried)
    2. Actinic keratosis (Lauren Fried)
    3. Pigmented actinic keratosis (Lauren Fried)
    4. Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ) (Lauren Fried)
    5. Keratoacanthoma (Lauren Fried)
    6. Squamous cell carcinoma (Lauren Fried)
    7. Solar lentigo (Lauren Fried)
    8. Simple lentigo (lentigo simplex) (Lauren Fried)
    9. Seborrheic keratosis (Lauren Fried)
    10. Lichen planus-like keratosis / benign lichenoid keratosis (Lauren Fried)
    11. Hemangioma / angioma (Lauren Fried)
    12. Angiokeratoma (Lauren Fried)
    13. Dermatofibroma (Lauren Fried)
    14. Clear cell acanthoma (Lauren Fried)
    15. Sebaceous hyperplasia (Lauren Fried)
    1. Overview of benign nevi patterns (Lauren Fried)
    2. Congenital melanocytic nevi (Lauren Fried)
    3. Intradermal nevi (Lauren Fried)
    4. Blue nevi (Lauren Fried)
    5. Spitz nevi (Lauren Fried)
    6. Recurrent (persistent) nevi (Lauren Fried)
  3. MELANOMA (Lauren Fried)
    1. Melanoma (overview of features) (Lauren Fried)
    2. Acral lentiginous melanoma (Lauren Fried)
    3. Lentigo maligna melanoma (melanoma on chronically sun-damaged skin of the head, neck) (Lauren Fried)
    4. Amelanotic / hypomelanotic melanoma (Lauren Fried)
  4. SPECIAL SITES / OTHER (Lauren Fried)
    1. Face (Lauren Fried)
    2. Acral sites: Benign patterns of acral nevi (Lauren Fried)
    3. Dermoscopy of nails (Lauren Fried)
    4. Scabies (Lauren Fried)


Elizabeth Berry, Ralph P. Braun, Alexandria Brown, Clara Curiel, Julia Curtis, Laura Ferris, Lauren Fried, Rebecca Hartman, Karsten Hoffmeyer, Natalia Jaimes, Jordan Buckley, John Kawaoka, Caroline C. Kim, Aimilios Lallas, Sancy Leachman, Tracey Liebman, Patricia Lucey, Karim Magdi, Faidra Marazaki, Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Debbie Miller, Kelly Nelson, David Polsky, Edward Prodanovic, Juan Sanz Correa, Stephanie Savory, Elizabeth Seiverling, Jennifer Stein, Susan Swetter, Richard Usatine, Maria L. Wei

  1. Fried LJ, Tan A, Berry EG, et al. Dermoscopy Proficiency Expectations for US Dermatology Resident Physicians: Results of a Modified Delphi Survey of Pigmented Lesion Experts. JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 06, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.5213
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