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REVISTA MEDICALA ROMANA - Romanian Medical Journal, Vol. LXII, Nr. 2, An 2015
ISSN 1220-5478  |  e-ISSN 2069-606X
ISSN-L 1220-5478
DOI: 10.37897/RMJ

Indexată BDI  |  IDB Indexed

DOAJ
Ebsco Host - Medline
DOI - Crossref

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TELEDERMATOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS IN MEDICINE

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ABSTRACT

Objectives. To assess the concepts of teledermatology (TD), a subspecialty of dermatology and one of the most common applications of telemedicine.

Material and methods. This systematic review, totaling 32 works, is aimed to evaluate the advantages and limitations of teledermatology, which can be delivered in two ways: real-time (synchronous), using videoconference technology, and store-and-forward (SAF) methods (aynchronous), using digital images via internet, a cheaper and more convenient modality for the health care provider.

Results. So far, teledermatology has been implemented in dermoscopy, dermatopathology and chronic wound care. However, other chronic skin disease, such as psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, rosacea and skin cancers can be evaluated and monitored using store-and-forward methods.

Conclusions. In order to develop a teledermatology platform, Romanian dermatology requires specific protocols and equipment for taking and sending photographs. A dermatologist would then review the data using store-andforward method and respond with a diagnosis and therapeutic algorithm.

Keywords: teledermatology, store-and-forward, chronic leg ulcers, psoriasis

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