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Use of dermoscopy in Australia

Alex J Chamberlain and John W Kelly
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (4): 252-253.
Published online: 20 August 2007

To the Editor: Menzies’ recent editorial1 highlights the clear benefits of dermoscopy in the assessment of pigmented lesions. This is well appreciated by anyone who uses this inexpensive handheld tool on a day-to-day basis (its retail price ranges from A$380 to A$1840). Although the potential value of the device has been documented in both specialist and general practice settings, it would seem that most Australian general practitioners aren’t using this valuable technology.

  • Alex J Chamberlain
  • John W Kelly

  • Victorian Melanoma Service, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


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