Notice: The purpose of this WWW site is to enable health care professionals, parents, and patients to access high quality dermatology images for teaching purposes. Several articles have been published regarding Dermatlas:
This website was originally designed by Bernard A. Cohen, M.D.(Hopkins Profile), Division of Pediatric Dermatology and Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., Division of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University, with technical assistance of Michael Cohen and redesigned by Michael Cohen for educational use by health care professionals, parents and patients. DermAtlas does not accept advertisement. Please help us keep this site user-friendly by sending us your comments and suggestions. Please submit your digital images for consideration of inclusion in DermAtlas (download a Johns Hopkins or a generic consent form). We also accept your suggestions for links.
Dermatlas and its Editorial Board subscribe to the the highest standards of ethics. By submiting images, contributors confirm that they own the copyright of the images and that they have obtained consent from the patients displayed to publish these images. Any violation of these rules may result in a ban from further publication in Dermatlas and/or removal of previously submitted images as decided by the Dermatlas Editorial Board on a case by case basis.
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health Web site, including their identity, is respected by this Web site. The Web site owners undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the United States of America and Maryland.
The images provided in this site are not intended for the diagnosis of specific patients. Consequently, the information contained in this web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care provider. Please do not email us for advice on your medical problems.
The editors and institutions disclaim any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, to the use and application of any of the contents of this resource. Neither the authors, their institutions , their affiliates, or associates make any guarantee, express or implied, of the quality, fitness, performance or results of use of the information, products, or services found in the above references.
The above atlas and associated links are placed as a public service by the authors for the convenience of the individual internet user and may be withdrawn for any reason at any time without notification. Attempts to aggressivly spider DermAtlas and NOT following the robots.txt instruction will result in access restriction (immediately and usually irreversible).
Some of the links presented here contain information of a commercial nature. Their inclusion here implies no endorsement.
In order for an image to be considered
for inclusion into this collection, consent
must be obtained from the patient or his/her
legal guardian. Contributors are solely
responsible for obtaining consent. DermAtlas
has made a Johns
Hopkins and a generic
consent form available to be printed
from the web for your use. DermAtlas, its
editors and their institutions are not responsible
for the failure of a contributor to obtain
consent. By submitting an image to this
collection contributors agree that
1. they own the copyright to the image
2. the copyright to the image is transferred to the DermAtlas and will be held jointly by the contributor and DermAtlas
3. consent was obtained from the patient or his/her legal guardian.
Materials presented on these pages is copyrighted
JOINTLY by DermAtlas and the contributing
author. Images obtained as work product
by Government employees are exempt from
DermAtlas' Copyright rules and only subject
to Government Copyright rules. All images
are attributed to the contributing authors.
Titles, comments and other fields may be
edited by our editors.
Otherwise you are free to copy these documents
for personal use provided that:
1. it remains wholly unedited and unmodified or it is modified only for teaching purposes,
2. no fee or compensation is charged for copies of or access to this information, and
3. copyright notices and the accompanying disclaimers remain attached and credit is given to the DermAtlas (Suggested format: © DermAtlas; http://www.DermAtlas.org).
On rare occasions, the Editorial Board
of the DermAtlas will consent to replication
of images in scientific and educational
publications. Consent usually does not exceed
a total of five images and is bound to the
conditions that the copyright for the images
remains solely with the DermAtlas and that
the source of the image including the URL
is published in conjunction with the images.
Requests for replication from professional
organizations and universities are favored
over requests from individual and commercial
Any requests for image use must be directed to Bernard Cohen, MD, who will present requests to the DermAtlas Board.
Dermatlas strives to protect the privacy of all users.
In the past, Dermatlas has been abused
and the Dermatlas Editorial Board was forced
to add protection to prevent undesired use.
In order to manage Pornography-seeking
behavior, searches conducted on dermatlas
are stored in a databas with the user's IP address.
An automatic detection alogorithm identifies
inappropriate use and blocks these IP addresses
automatically. Users, whose IP address is blocked, may request a password. Please see
our paper on this issue.
Neither stored searches, nor IP addresses and cookies are used for any other task than outlined above. All data can only be accessed by Dr. Cohen or Michael Cohen. Data is not shared to any outside party. Any personal information submitted by users (such as email addresses, medical information, or names) are deleted within 90 days. Information displayed only includes age as a personal health Information. This site honors the privacy rules as defined in HIPAA by the US congress.
Material submitted by users of this web site undergoes an editorial process, personal identifiers (except age) are removed. Images are posted as submitted. No alterations to reduce identifiable features are made. Users may request to have their images and information removed by contacting Dr. Cohen or Michael Cohen.
Dermatlas is funded by the authors Bernard A. Cohen, MD and Michael Cohen.