Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (10): 982-985.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20210269

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Application of reflectance confocal microscopy in interface dermatitis

Wan Li1,2, Chen Jinbo2, Jiang Qian2, Chen Hongying2, Hu Bin2, Chen Liuqing2   

  1. 1School of Medicine, Jianghan University, Wuhan 430056, China; 2Department of Dermatology, Wuhan No.1 Hospital, Wuhan 430022, China
  • Received:2021-04-01 Revised:2021-10-12 Online:2023-10-15 Published:2023-10-08
  • Contact: Chen Jinbo; Chen Liuqing;
  • Supported by:
    2018 Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation Research Project Award in Dermatology (MMAAP, 2018); Health Commission of Hubei Province Scientific Research Project (WJ2021M002, WJ2021M004); Wuhan Medical Scientific Research Project (WX20B25); Science and Technology Planning Project of Wuhan (2019010701011418); Research Innovation Fund Project of Jianghan University (211051003)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Interface dermatitis refers to a group of skin diseases in which inflammation mainly involves the dermo-epidermal junction, including lichen planus, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, lichen sclerosus, lichen nitidus, lichen striatus, erythema multiforme, bullous pemphigoid, Riehl melanosis, poikiloderma, large-plaque parapsoriasis/mycosis fungoides, etc. Interface dermatitis shows characteristic reflectance confocal microscopic features. This review summarizes reflectance confocal microscopic characteristics of interface dermatitis and recent progress in the application of reflectance confocal microscopy in its auxiliary diagnosis.

Key words: Microscope, confocal, Lupus erythematosus, cutaneous, Lichen planus, Interface dermatitis