A dermatology CDSS based on DermKnowledgeBASE
This is a clinical decision support system (CDSS) for dermatology. This is not for laymen to diagnose common skin disorders. This is for medical professionals only to search for differential diagnosis based on clinical findings and investigations. The algorithm is designed to be sensitive, but not specific. The ranking displayed in the list may not be accurate, so it does not indicate the most likely diagnosis. You need a thorough understanding of dermatological terms to use this effectively. The algorithm searches an internal RDF database and Google. If you want to learn more about the knowledge base that powers Virtual Dermatologist, please visit DKB homepage. If you are a dermatologist consider joining the DermBASE initiative.
Disclaimer: This is an experimental application for medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Read the full disclaimer before you proceed.
You may cut and paste your clinical findings in the box below. Please note that any numbers in the text will be ignored. If you add a comma (,) at the end of the text, suggestions will appear below as you type. Please avoid adding any confidential patient data.
Example: Multiple, itchy, tender, subcutaneous nodules on abdomen with septal panniculitis.
This is an experimental application for healthcare professionals. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read disclaimer.