The practice of dermatology is exciting and multifaceted but also very intense. Whether you are a young dermatologist or a seasoned expert, none of us knows everything by heart. Our task is so complex that everyone tends to forget something from time to time. In particular, when confronted with less common skin diseases, we need tailored tools to help us with difficult clinical work.


For this reason, we started developing DermaCompass in 2014. It is an assistance system and textbook with a supporting role in daily clinical activity. It helps not to forget anything about differential diagnosis, clarifications and therapy.


Whether in practice or in clinic, dermatology is becoming more mobile. We are constantly accompanied and supported by smartphones and desktop computers. Our goal is to provide an independent academic resource that can seamlessly be used on both platforms.


Dermacompass quickly personalizes itself to the needs of the user, making it a learning tool. Learning material can be edited with light pencils and comments at will and are available in this form at any time on desktop as well as smartphone or tablet. DermaCompass is available on iOS, Android and in the web browser.

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Dermatological guidelines

The European Foundation for Dermatology and national societies have already developed multiple guidelines for everyday clinical practice. These are integrated into DermaCompass.


Complex search queries

The database system in DermaCompass intelligently processes each search, leading to the clinically most relevant result.


Disease categories

The applications content is organized in a thorough index of illness. Browse categories and thematic units in a nesting system.



To our knowledge, DermaCompass is the world's first dermatological decision support system. Give it a try!


High-resolution pictures

DermaCompass contains high-resolution, validated images for all diagnoses. After making a differential diagnosis, the images of the diseases can be compared to facilitate decision-making.


Medication Directory

All drugs used in dermatology are explained in DermaCompass with instructions for use, dosages, controls and links to the drug compendium.


Personalized support

Each registered user can edit learning material, add comments and questions, and make suggestions for improvement.


Underline and take notes

Mark the interesting parts with bright colors and add your personal notes to the learning objects.


Help us grow

DermaCompass is an academic project designed to facilitate a major breakthrough for practicing dermatologists. Only with the help of good clinicians like you we will be able to achieve this - join us and get involved!


Select segments

Save your frequent references as bookmark shortcuts and come back with a few clicks.


Printable version

A new option allows the printing of individual chapters with images, or even the whole DermaCompass.


Share your selection

Keep the conversation alive by sharing the interesting points of the sessions and even your notes!







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Dermacompass is an academic project that is expected to provide an important breakthrough for practicing dermatologists. Only with the help of good clinicians we will be able to achieve this - join and become a part of it!

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superuser – News – May 2, 2019


We are happy to have found a good partner in Karger, who supports us in improving and distributing our app.

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superuser – News – April 18, 2019


A new version of the mobile app was released for beta testing.

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superuser – News – September 25, 2017


Suitable therapy for several differential diagnoses can now be displayed simultaneously!

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Alexander Navarini

Complete content and design of the engine

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Vahid Djamei

Management of the programming of the engine and database