Dermatopathology is the study of cutaneous infections at a microscopic level, which also includes examining potential causes of skin, nail or hair disorders at the cellular level. It is a subspecialty of dermatology and surgical pathology. Dermatologists treat the patients, while dermatopathologists receive the biopsy specimens, look at the tissue and make the diagnoses.
There are more than 1,500 disorders of the skin, ranging from rashes to cancers. Accordingly, dermatopathology could be a wide field that requires dermatopathologists to work with a variety of different doctors and specialists, including pediatricians. Dermatopathologists also must be familiar with several medical specialities. They must synthesize the data given to them from other individuals of the clinical community with the data they get from microscopic observation, and after that make a diagnosis.
- Track 1-1 Skin pathology
- Track 2-2 Anatomical pathology
- Track 3-3 Surgical pathology
- Track 4-4 Skin disease
- Track 5-5 Skin lesion