Diagnostic accuracy of patients in performing skin self-examination and the impact of photography.

@article{Oliveria2004DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of patients in performing skin self-examination and the impact of photography.},
  author={Susan A. Oliveria and Dorothy C. K. Chau and Paul J. Christos and Carlos A Charles and Alvin I. Mushlin and Allan C. Halpern},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={57-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the sensitivity and specificity of skin self-examination (SSE) to detect new and changing moles with and without the aid of baseline digital photographs in patients with dysplastic nevi. DESIGN AND INTERVENTION Patients had baseline digital photography and mole counts of their back, chest, and abdomen and were instructed to perform a baseline SSE. Print copies of the images were provided to the patient. Following the baseline examination, the appearance of existing… CONTINUE READING

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