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Evaluation, Assessment, and Scoring

  • Alain Taïeb
  • Mauro PicardoEmail author


When visiting a patient for the first time, it is necessary to take enough time in order to include a comprehensive clinical evaluation; therefore, a checklist of assessment items is useful to get a comprehensive individual image of the patient and his/her disease. The VETF scoring system combines analysis of extent, stage of disease (staging), and disease progression (spreading), and Wood’s lamp is useful for a combined assessment of staging and spreading in the same selected area. Finally, subjective items impacting quality of life are also important to take into account for management purposes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service de DermatologieHôpital St André, CHU de BordeauxBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.Cutaneous Physiopathology and CIRM, San Gallicano Dermatological InstituteIFOItaly

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