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International Journal of Dermoscopy


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.

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