Telemedicine: think intercontinental collaboration

When Australian doctors think telemedicine, it’s often in the context of rural patients Skyping in to big-city specialists.

But according to a report in Paediatric Dermatology, the horizons could be much broader.

The case report features telemedicine on an intercontinental scale.

The case involved a one-month-old baby in Botswana, who presented with several, rapidly enlarging nodular lesions within a giant congenital melanocytic naevus affecting 80% of her body.

Doctors at the main hospital in the capital city of Gaborone took two biopsy specimens from the rapidly growing,

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