DCM103

DCM103

Colour plays an important part in dermoscopy. The colour of cutaneous lesions is mainly determined by the presence of melanin and blood vessel density. Melanin shows different colours depending on the location. The red colour is usually associated to vascularity or inflammation, yellow to sebaceous deposition or hyperkeratosis, orange is normally due to erosion or ulceration (may appear alos red) and white correspond to depigmentation, regression or scarring.