Research in Clinical Dermatology

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Abstract - Research in Clinical Dermatology (2020) Volume 0, Issue 0

Dermoscopy of nail apparatus: onychoscopy


Onychoscopy is the synonym of nail apparatus dermoscopy. Nail unit can be examined by using a dermoscope. Nail disorders, most commonly pigmented lesions of the nails can be easily diagnosed by the help of a dermoscope. In diagnosing many conditions of nails reliably, simple visual inspection may not be sufficient. Besides, a nail biopsy may not give a definitive answer, but on the other hand onychoscopy is a valuable aid not only in enhancing visible nail features, but also in revealing hidden features with diagnostic value. This presentation aims to summarize the current level of knowledge about onychoscopic features of various diseases of the nail unit.



Dr Mustafa Turhan Sahin completed my medical education in Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey in 1989. His dermatology residency was in Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey between 1992-1997. He is currently working as a professor in the Dermatology Department of Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey. Till now, He have presented many studies and case reports, and give lectures in national and international congresses. Most of these were published in national and international journals. In 2013, He attended to the Dermatology Department of UCSF as a visiting professor. He is currently a member of Dermatovenereology Association of Turkey, Turkish Dermatology Association, Turkish Dermatopathology Association, International Society of Dermatology (ISD), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Moreover, I am also a board member in International Dermoscopy Society (IDS).

Author(s): Mustafa Turhan Sahin, Celal Bayar University, Turkey

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