How to cite this article: Villagómez AJ. Review on article: “Underestimation of dermatology based on ignorance and its impact on patient’s health”. Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015;53(5):536.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Asisclo de Jesús Villagómeza
aServicio de Terapia Intensiva, Hospital Regional 1 de Octubre, Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, Distrito Federal, México
Communication with: Asisclo de Jesús Villagómez
I read the article "Underestimation of dermatology based on ignorance and its impact on patient’s health" by Fuentes and Domínguez,1 and I found myself with the point of view of a prestigious and experienced dermatologist. The citations referred to in his text are unrelated to the subject of the publication but rather to advances in the field. Although in the fourth case, the case of the purpura that was operated on because of suspected appendicitis due to an initial diagnosis error, I must make the comment that that is not necessarily a strange situation, and it occurs frequently in these and other hematologic cases. In the first three cases, we do not know if they are showing a reason for an error or giving the example of what could happen. It is true that general practitioners should have more training in certain areas, including information on the conditions of the skin, perhaps this text and the prestige of its author can get dermatologists more involved in training courses. It is important to note that not only in dermatological problems but in practically all problems we as doctors are obliged to recognize our limitations and know when we need help to solve our patients’ problems, and we should all have this emotional ability. It is also true that many dermatologists, especially in private practice but also in the institutional practice, now have their time occupied between aesthetic dermatology and implementation of anti-aging substances, which may also be a cause of less interdisciplinary participation.