Evaluation and treatment of all skin disorders
Skin is the largest organ of the human body and also a critical and integral component of the body’s defence system. Any impairment of the skin’s normal function can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. In addition, the skin can serve as a window for the evaluation of internal health and disease. For an experienced dermatologist, evaluation of skin lesions may lead to diagnosis of serious internal diseases that might be unrecognized otherwise.
History taking and physical examination are adequate for diagnosing many skin lesions, but some require biopsy or other diagnostic testing.Some examples of the diagnostic tests other than biopsy are: scraping, patch testing and dermoscopy,but visual inspection by a dermatologist is the central and most important diagnostic tool because many skin disorders have a characteristic appearance or morphology.