Early detection of melanoma: Reviewing the ABCDEs American Academy of Dermatology Ad Hoc Task Force for the ABCDEs of Melanoma

Hensin Tsao, Jeannette M. Olazagasti, Kelly M. Cordoro, Jerry D. Brewer, Susan C. Taylor, Jeremy S. Bordeaux, Mary Margaret Chren, Arthur J. Sober, Connie Tegeler, Reva Bhushan, Wendy Smith Begolka

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Abstract

Over the course of their nearly 30-year history, the ABCD(E) criteria have been used globally in medical education and in the lay press to provide simple parameters for assessment of pigmented lesions that need to be further evaluated by a dermatologist. In this article, the efficacy and limitations of the ABCDE criteria as both a clinical tool and a public message will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-723
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

Keywords

  • Key words ABCDE
  • criteria
  • detection
  • diagnosis
  • melanoma
  • screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Tsao, H., Olazagasti, J. M., Cordoro, K. M., Brewer, J. D., Taylor, S. C., Bordeaux, J. S., Chren, M. M., Sober, A. J., Tegeler, C., Bhushan, R., & Begolka, W. S. (2015). Early detection of melanoma: Reviewing the ABCDEs American Academy of Dermatology Ad Hoc Task Force for the ABCDEs of Melanoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 72(4), 717-723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2015.01.025