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Validation of artificial intelligence application in clinical dermatology

Published:January 25, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2021.01.064
      To the Editor: Artificial intelligence application may play an essential role in clinical medicine and has previously been evaluated to identify malignant skin lesions and assist with triage of patients.
      • Phillips M.
      • Greenhalgh J.
      • Marsden H.
      • Palamaras I.
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      • Du-Harpur X.
      • Watt F.M.
      • Luscombe N.M.
      • Lynch M.D.
      What is AI? Applications of artificial intelligence to dermatology.
      Meanwhile, the dermatologic examination is still subjective and depends on visual assessment, previous training, and experience.
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      • Breslavets M.
      • Shear N.H.
      Quantification of randomness (Entropy) as a clinical tool to assess the severity of skin disease.
      We conducted an independent retrospective study to compare the performance of a board-certified dermatologist, 2 science students, and an artificial neural network (ANN) in assessing skin areas affected by psoriasis through calculating the percentage of the affected skin, which is routinely measured by the palm method.
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      • Crecelius G.M.
      • Timothy N.H.
      • Pfeiffer M.
      • Saggers G.C.
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      The natural history of the growth of the hand: I. Hand area as a percentage of body surface area.
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