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06 December 2023: Clinical Research

Dermoscopic Evaluation of Actinic Changes in the Lips of Indigenous Children Living at High Altitude in Ecuador: A Descriptive Study

Julia Elisa Cabezas 1ABCEF , Maria Cabezas 1ADEF* , Valeria Ureña-López 2ABCEF , Lizeth V. Lafuente 2BCDE , Katty Marcela Méndez-Flores 2BCDE , José F. Luna 3ACDE , Camila Miño 14CDEF , Santiago Alberto Palacios-Alvarez 12ADEF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942554

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e942554

Figure 1 Lips of a 9-year-old male Indigenous patient with a Fitzpatrick Scale Score of IV (Rarely burn, tan more than average with ease). (A) Photograph of the clinical physical findings of desquamation on the lower lip. (B) Digital dermatoscopic photograph showed a white-red background color, monomorphous vessels pattern, and linear-irregular vessel morphology on the lower lip. (C) Photomicrograph of the lip biopsy with skin changes seen on dermoscopy. The histology shows increased basal cells and hyperplasia of the epidermis and parakeratosis of the surface keratin layer. Hematoxylin and eosin. Magnification ×40.

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Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750