Intended for healthcare professionals

Digital photography in clinical dermatology

Pictorial documentation of pathological skin conditions has occurred since ancient times. While drawings and paintings had to suffice for clinical illustration in medical texts for centuries, the introduction of photography, in particular colour photography, allowed for more detailed documentation of clinical signs and subsequent assessment of clinical progress. Photography has become an invaluable teaching and documentation tool and now forms part of the daily practice for most dermatologists.
Dermatology in practice 2003; 11(5): 19–20
To continue reading this article, please sign in or register.