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In developing countries, such as Uganda, skin problems are among the most common ailments seen in primary healthcare settings (1). Due to the dire lack of trained dermatologists, the vast majority of patients with skin diseases in these countries are treated by substitute auxiliary health workers with a limited education in skin disease management (1). To bridge this gap in access to dermatology services, we established a mobile teledermatology service and evaluated its applicability with regard to the impact of remote diagnoses on patient outcomes, as well as local health workers’ perception concerning this mode of dermatology consultation.
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Uganda, skin problems, dermatologists, auxiliary health workers
Frühauf, Julia; Hofman-Wellenhof, Rainer; Kovarik, Carrie; Mulyowa, Grace; Alitwala, Caroline; Soyer, H. Peter; and Kaddu, Steven, "Mobile Teledermatology in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Useful Tool in Supporting Health Workers in Low-Resource Centres" (2012). Botswana-UPenn Scholarly Publications. 48.
Date Posted: 02 December 2014
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