Dermatology and telemedicine: goals, advantages and disadvantages

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Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed: Elena G. Grebenshchikova
Ostrovitianova, 1, Moscow, 117997; ur.ay@54akia

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Author contribution: Dvornikov AS — study concept and design, manuscript editing; Minkina OV — study concept and design, manuscript writing; Grebenshchikova EG — study concept and design, manuscript writing; Vvedenskaya EV — literature analysis, text writing; Mylnikova IS — literature analysis, text writing.

Received: 2021-08-17 Accepted: 2021-08-27 Published online: 2021-08-31

COVID-19 pandemic has made changes to conventional health care. In view of the need for “social distancing”, telemedicine services became most in demand, which constituted a reform of the previous doctor-patient relationship format; dermatology was no exception. Increased use of teledermatology (TD) all over the world elevated the relevance of the set of challenges related to teledermatology potential and limits, particularly in the light of the expectations of the technology broader application during the post-pandemic period. The review addresses the issues related to accounting for quality of health care, understanding the social and humanitarian context of TD, as well as the impact on professional education.

Keywords: COVID-19, bioethics, telemedicine, dermatology, teledermatology