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Primer estudio de teledermatología en México : una nueva herramienta de salud pública

LEPE, Verónica
MONCADA, Benjamín
CASTANEDO Cázares, Juan Pablo
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This article analyses the effectiveness and reliability of asynchronous (ie when information is filmed, stored, and presented to the specialist at a later time) teledermatology for adequate diagnosis of skin diseases. Fifty patients with dermatologic disorders were seen in a poor tropical rural zone, first by non-dermatologists in conventional consultation and then by dermatologists - using evaluation of filmed lesions later on - to obtain a diagnosis (gold standard). The results show that there was a high concordance of diagnosis between the two groups of dermatologists when kappa analysis was performed


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