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Br J Dermatol. 2006 Jun;154(6):1108-11.

Dermoscopic findings in pyogenic granuloma.

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  • 1Dermatology Department, Hospital de Sant Pau i Santa Tecla, Rambla Vella 14, 43003 Tarragona, Spain. PZaballos@aedv.es

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To the best of our knowledge, no specific dermoscopic criteria have been described in the medical literature for the diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma.

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate the morphological findings of pyogenic granuloma under dermoscopic observation.

METHODS:

Dermoscopic examination (using the DermLite Foto; 3Gen, LLC, Dana Point, CA, U.S.A.) of 13 patients with pyogenic granulomas was performed to evaluate specific dermoscopic criteria.

RESULTS:

The most frequently occurring dermoscopic features were found to be: reddish homogeneous area (92%), white collarette (85%), "white rail" lines that intersect the lesion (31%) and ulceration (46%). The results of our study reveal that the absence of specific dermoscopic criteria for other skin tumours and a reddish homogeneous area surrounded by a white collarette are the most frequent dermoscopic pattern in pyogenic granulomas (85%).

CONCLUSIONS:

Dermoscopy is a useful tool for improving the recognition of pyogenic granuloma.

PMID:
16704641
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