Rules and clues for recognizing difficult melanomas

Dermoscopists main goal is to detect melanomas as early as possible. In our everyday practice, we encounter different clinical scenarios. Advanced melanomas are easiest to diagnose, even without dermatoscopy, they are clinically obvious. The majority of cases are clinically suspicious, fulfilling ABCD criteria and diagnosis is made upon clinical presentation and confirmed by dermoscopy. About 12%…

Allergic contact dermatitis: mechanisms and prevention of a significant occupational disease

Contact allergies are one of the crucial challenges of public health. 20% of the general population is estimated to suffer from contact allergy, and the prevalence is rising worldwide. In addition, 13–34% of all occupational diseases are attributed to skin diseases. Contact dermatitis constitutes 90–95% of them. Allergic contact dermatitis can severely affect patients professionally…

Scalp folliculitis

Scalp folliculitis is a relatively common condition in dermatological practice, but the diagnosis is challenging because of overlapping features, both clinically and histopathologically. It is important to recognize non-infectious causes of folliculitis (eg, oesinophilic folliculitis) from infectious causes, among which the most common are bacteria and fungi. The adequate diagnostic procedures result in correct diagnosis and…