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European Journal of Dermatology


Clinical assessment of skin phototypes: watch your words! Volume 27, numéro 6, November-December 2017


1 Second Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Aristotle University, Papageorgiou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Department of Dermatology, St.Pierre Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
3 Centre of Dermatology, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
4 Centro Dermatologia Epidermis, Instituto CUF and Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
5 Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
6 Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
7 Department of Dermatology, University of Belgrade, School of Medicine, Clinic of Dermatovenereology, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
8 Department of Dermatology, Instituto Valenciano de Oncologia, Valencia, Spain
9 Department of Dermatology, Institute of Clinical Sciences at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
10 1st Department of Dermatology-Venereology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Andreas Sygros Hospital, Athens, Greece
11 Department of Dermatology, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
12 Division of Chronic Diseases, University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Fitzpatrick skin phototype classification is widely used to assess risk factors for skin cancers. This skin type evaluation is easy to use in clinical practice but is not always applied as initially described, nor practiced in a standardised way. This can have implications on the results of relevant dermato-epidemiological studies.