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Leprosy diagnosed via teledermatology in a U. S. urban academic health center highlights potential benefits and a pitfall of existing telemedicine services.

Abstract

PURPOSE: Teledermatology has emerged as an important tool to extend the reach of dermatologists. As utilization of teledermatology services increases, careful attention should be given to the design of the system for consulting dermatologists.

METHODOLOGY: In this case study, we report how access to a patient's entire medical history in a teledermatology consultation was vital for an accurate diagnosis.

RESULTS: This case emphasizes the importance of full access to patients' medical records for improving diagnostic accuracy. We believe that full-access systems will lower the risk of misdiagnosis and will help to maximize the potential of teledermatology.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Watchmaker L
Watchmaker J
DeLeon D
Stavert R
Year of Publication
2018
Journal
Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1556-3669
DOI
10.1089/tmj.2018.0142
Alternate Journal
Telemed J E Health
Publication Language
eng