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Telemedicine in Skin Emergencies

  • Jim Muir
  • Terri M. Campbell
  • H. Peter Soyer
  • Tele-dermatology has comparable diagnostic accuracy to face-to-face consultation.

  • Skin emergencies need rapid turnaround.

  • Tele-dermatology can reduce patient morbidity from skin emergencies.

  • Tele-dermatology is cost effective in skin emergencies.

  • Tele-dermatology is an under-utilised service, particularly for skin emergencies.

  • The technical requirements for tele-dermatology may be limited to a digital camera and effective telecommunication.

  • Most dermatological investigation and treatment can be carried out easily by medical practitioners and medical staff in A and E units.

Keywords

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Telemedicine Service Online Consultation Leucocytoclastic Vasculitis Staphylococcal Scald Skin Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jim Muir
    • 1
  • Terri M. Campbell
    • 1
  • H. Peter Soyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatology Group, School of Medicine, Southern Clinical DivisionThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.The Queensland Institute of Dermatology, School of MedicineUniversity of Queensland, Princess Alexandra HospitalBrisbaneAustralia

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