Tag: dermatology apps

Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology app assists doctors make accurate diagnoses

by: Sumeet Banker, MD, MPH Anyone who has taken care of children knows that rashes are ubiquitous and can often be the bane of one’s practice. Children acquire rashes for seemingly everything, from benign viral exanthems to chronic systemic diseases and even acute life-threatening emergencies. Appropriate identification and treatment of skin findings in children can […]

Can this iPhone app really diagnose skin cancer?

MelApp for the iPhone claims to assess risk of melanoma for concerning lesions, using algorithms derived from a large reference database. While it sounds promising, there remain key gaps in information that raise questions about the safety and viability of this app.