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Indian J Sex Transm Dis AIDS. 2019 Jan-Jun;40(1):13-19. doi: 10.4103/ijstd.IJSTD_20_19.

Dermatoscopy of nonvenereal genital dermatoses: A brief review.

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 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.


Dermatoscopy; genitalia; mucoscopy; nonvenereal dermatoses

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