Established by Argenziano et al. for the dermoscopic differentiation between benign melanocytic lesions and melanoma. It established three major dermoscopic criteria (2 points each) and 4 minor criteria (1 point each). Suspect melanoma requires a minimum score of 3. The scores should be added up
Major criteria: atypical pigment network, blue-whitish veil, atypical vascular pattern
Minor criteria: irregular streaks, irregular dots and globules, irregular blotches, regression structures
Argenziano G, Fabbrocini G, Carli P, De Giorgi V, Sammarco E, Delfino M. Epiluminescence microscopy for the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic skin lesions. Comparison of the ABCD rule of dermatoscopy and a new 7-point checklist based on pattern analysis. Arch Dermatol 1998; 134: 1563-70.
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