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Usefulness of the "two-step method" of digital follow-up in early stage melanoma detection in at high risk French patients - A retrospective 4-year study.

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Summary of "Usefulness of the "two-step method" of digital follow-up in early stage melanoma detection in at high risk French patients - A retrospective 4-year study."

Dermoscopy was proven more accurate than naked-eye examination and sequential digital dermoscopy imaging (SDDI) superior to dermoscopy alone for melanoma detection . SDDI combined with total-body photography (TBP) namely the "two-step method" of digital follow-up (DFU), seems at present the best surveillance strategy for high risk patients. With the aim to endorse its usefulness, we retrospectively studied 148 at high risk patients included in DFU at the Dermato-oncology Unit of Hôpital Saint-Louis between 2014 and 2018. Risk characteristics included: atypical mole syndrome (AMS), personal and family history of melanoma, personal history of ≥2 melanomas, confirmed gene mutation of CDKN2A or CDK4 or other cancer risk conditions. DFU was performed by an expert dermatoscopist with FotoFinder . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Name: The British journal of dermatology
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