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Use of Biopsy

  • Flavia Fedeles
  • Jane M. Grant-KelsEmail author
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Abstract

The skin is an important organ involved in rheumatic diseases. A skin biopsy can be a very helpful technique in the diagnosis of various rheumatic diseases if performed adequately in the right clinical setting. This chapter provides practical information about the use of skin biopsy in rheumatic diseases, outlining biopsy techniques, site selection, potential results, and complications.

Keywords

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Skin Biopsy Allergic Contact Dermatitis Punch Biopsy Pyoderma Gangrenosum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyRhode Island Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Dermatology DepartmentUniversity of CT Health CenterFarmingtonUSA

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