Dermoscopy Patterns of Eczemalike Melanoma

Giacomel, Jason, Zalaudek, Iris, Ferrara, Gerardo and Argenziano, Giuseppe (2007) Dermoscopy Patterns of Eczemalike Melanoma. Archives of Dermatology, 143 8: 1081-1082. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.8.1081

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Author Giacomel, Jason
Zalaudek, Iris
Ferrara, Gerardo
Argenziano, Giuseppe
Title Dermoscopy Patterns of Eczemalike Melanoma
Journal name Archives of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-987X
Publication date 2007-08-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1001/archderm.143.8.1081
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Volume 143
Issue 8
Start page 1081
End page 1082
Total pages 2
Place of publication Chicago Ill.
Publisher American Medical Association (AMA)
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Formatted abstract
A melanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma (AHM) may present uncommonly as a scaly and ill-defined reddish patch or plaque, simulating localized eczema or dermatitis.1-3
Such eczemalike AHM may not be suspected on clinical examination, potentially resulting in a delayed diagnosis and inappropriate treatment. Important clinical clues for AHM are a solitary, continuously enlarging lesion that is unresponsive to topical therapy.
Furthermore, dermoscopy may enhance this suspicion by revealing atypical vascular structures, remnants of pigmentation, or nonspecific patterns that bar an accurate diagnosis.3-4
We report a case of AHM, clinically mimicking localized eczema, in which the correct diagnosis and management was facilitated by a suspect clinical history and by dermoscopy.
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