CHICAGO – Photos taken by parents with a smartphone can be a reliable way to get an accurate dermatologic diagnosis for children’s skin conditions, according to a study recently published in JAMA Dermatology. “Parent-provided smartphone photographs are typically of sufficient quality to permit accurate diagnosis of pediatric skin conditions,” the authors said in the JAMA article on the study. The study was conducted with 40 pairs of parents-patients with half of the pairs receiving a simple, three-step instruction sheet on how best to take photographs using a smartphone and the other half not receiving the instructions. Agreement between smartphone photo diagnosis and in-person diagnosis was 83%, the researchers said.
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