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Diagnosing pigmented skin lesions in general practice: Objective assessment of skin lesions is possible

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 13 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1167
  1. M Dalvi Humzah (, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon
  1. Plastic Surgery Department, Wordsley Hospital, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 5QX

    EDITOR—The paper by English et al confirms a view that serial photography does not alter the final diagnosis of a skin lesion1; a suspicious lesion that remains will require a biopsy to confirm the pathological diagnosis.

    With serial photography it is difficult to obtain a standard image. The ambient …

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