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A quantitative assessment of the human skin surface using polarized light digital photography and its dermatologic significance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20636994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Quantitative and objective investigations of parallel-polarized light (PPL) photography for dermatologic purposes are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To determine the significance of quantitative analysis of PPL photography to develop objective measurement methods of skin surface characteristics. METHOD: For PPL photography, a digital camera, a light-emitting diode illuminator, and polarizing filters were arranged and kept constant. We analyzed the PPL photography images of the glabella, the medial aspect of the forearm, and the posterior aspect of the lower leg, and measured the CIELAB values. A dermatologist evaluated the clinical severity of the actual photographed sites with respect to glossiness and dryness. These clinical severities were compared statistically with the CIELAB values. RESULTS: According to the correlation analysis, the L* value was negatively correlated with dryness (r=-0.29869, P=0.0047) and glossiness (r=-0.35367, P=0.0185). CONCLUSION: The method used in this study is applicable to the quantitative evaluations of other dermatologic diseases or conditions, especially in relation to skin surface changes.
Eui Jong Bae; Soo Hong Seo; Young Chul Kye; Hyo Hyun Ahn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1600-0846     ISO Abbreviation:  Skin Res Technol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-10-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504453     Medline TA:  Skin Res Technol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Colorimetry / instrumentation,  methods*
Dermoscopy / instrumentation,  methods*
Middle Aged
Photography / instrumentation,  methods*
Severity of Illness Index
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Skin / pathology*
Skin Diseases / pathology*
Young Adult

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