skinbiopsy

What is Skin Biopsy?


Before the skin biopsy, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any bleeding problems or have experienced excessive bleeding with other medical procedures. Also, tell your doctor if you're taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, warfarin (Coumadin) or heparin. You likely don't need to stop these medications, but your doctor needs to be aware that you're taking them.

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Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy removes cells or skin samples from the surface of your body. The sample taken from a skin biopsy is examined to provide information about your medical condition. A doctor uses a skin biopsy to diagnose or rule out certain skin conditions and diseases.

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Skin Biopsy

Your doctor may want to obtain a sample of skin in order to diagnose diseases of the skin, such as those caused by bacteria, fungi, or other chronic skin conditions. This procedure is called a skin biopsy. A biopsy of a lesion of the skin, such as in mole removal or tumor removal, can help your doctor tell the difference between a skin cancer and a benign, or noncancerous, lesion. The skin sample obtained during a biopsy is sent to a laboratory for examination under a microscope.

Skin lesion biopsy

A skin lesion biopsy is the removal of a piece of skin to diagnose or rule out an illness.

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Biopsy

Healthcare professionals often use biopsies to investigate the cause of a person's symptoms, or to confirm a diagnosis that they already suspect due to other test results. A biopsy can also be used to measure the severity of a condition. For example, how severely an organ, such as the liver, is inflamed.

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DERMAL WOUND CLEANSER

Treats skin infections. Silvadene cream treats and prevents the infection of serious burns.

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Avage

In human dermal safety studies, tazarotene 0.05% and 0.1% creams did not induce allergic contact sensitization, phototoxicity or photoallergy.

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Oxistat

OXISTAT (oxiconazole nitrate cream) Cream, 1% and OXISTAT (oxiconazole nitrate lotion) Lotion, 1% formulations contain the antifungal active compound oxiconazole nitrate. Both formulations are for topical dermatologic use only. OXISTAT Cream and Lotion are indicated for the topical treatment of the following dermal infections: tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, or Epidermophyton floccosum. OXISTAT Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of tinea (pityriasis) versicolor due to Malassezia furfur (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and CLINICAL STUDIES).

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Skin Biopsy

Apr 20, 2009 ... A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is removed, processed, and examined under a microscope.

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Skin biopsy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Skin biopsy is a biopsy technique in which a skin lesion is removed and sent to the pathologist to render a microscopic diagnosis. ...

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Skin Biopsy Procedure Information by MedicineNet.com

Mar 10, 2011 ... Read about the skin biopsy procedure and what to expect if your doctor orders this procedure for a lesion.

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Results
After the test, your doctor sends the sample to a laboratory for testing. Depending on the skin condition, type of biopsy and the laboratory procedures, results may take several days or a couple weeks. Results of biopsies for metabolic or genetic testing can take several months or more.

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Risks
A skin biopsy is a generally safe procedure, but complications can occur. These include: Bleeding; Bruising; Scarring; Infection; Allergic reaction to the topical antibiotic

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What you can expect
Depending on the location of the skin biopsy, you may be asked to undress and change into a clean gown. A doctor or nurse then cleans the area of the skin to be biopsied. He or she may also mark your skin with a surgical marker or marking pen to outline the biopsy area.

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Why it's done
A skin biopsy is used to diagnose or rule out skin conditions and diseases. It may also be used to remove skin lesions. A skin biopsy may be necessary to diagnose or to help treat the following skin conditions and diseases: Actinic keratosis; Bullous pemphigoid and other blistering skin disorders; Dermatitis, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions; Seborrheic keratosis; Skin cancer, including melanoma; Skin infection; Skin tags; Suspicious moles; Warts

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