What is dermatopathology?

Dermatology is a medical specialty that deals with the study, prevention and treatment of the skin and its diseases, as well as dermocosmetic techniques to maintain healthy skin. Among the areas of study of dermatology is dermatopathology, which is an area focused on skin exams at the microscopic level. That is, it is based on biopsies to study the characteristics of each patient's skin, integrating their clinical history with the microscopic analysis of their skin pathologies.

By doing this, the dermatologist can interpret all the information of each case to a very precise level to make a more detailed diagnosis of the illnesses and to apply the most appropriate treatment.

What is a dermatopathologist?

A dermatopathologist is a highly-trained specialist who diagnoses skin disorders under a microscope. They make microscopic observations of the skin's tissues in order to diagnose a skin disease. A dermatopathologist works closely alongside a dermatologist who treats the condition that has been diagnosed.

What are the commonest skin diseases?

Common inflammatory skin diseases include:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen planus
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Vasculitis

Cancerous skin diseases include:

Other common skin diseases may include different types of cysts. 


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