Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--19

Dermatoscopy of nonvenereal genital dermatoses: A brief review


Divya Kamat, Keshavamurthy Vinay 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Keshavamurthy Vinay
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

The scope of dermatoscopy has now vastly expanded and shows promising use for characterization of both pigmentary and inflammatory dermatoses affecting the skin, nail, and mucosae. Due to concerns of contamination and spread of infection, dermatoscopy has not been widely studied for genital mucosal dermatoses. In this article, we review the dermatoscopic features of nonvenereal dermatosis affecting the genitalia. Although biopsy is required for a definitive diagnosis, dermatoscopy is useful to identify atypical and suspicious pigmentary lesions. For the inflammatory dermatoses and other benign dermatoses, presence of few characteristic findings can aid in the diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Kamat D, Vinay K. Dermatoscopy of nonvenereal genital dermatoses: A brief review.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2019;40:13-19


How to cite this URL:
Kamat D, Vinay K. Dermatoscopy of nonvenereal genital dermatoses: A brief review. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];40:13-19
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