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Skin Biopsy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Skin Biopsy Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

A skin biopsy is used to evaluate and/or remove an area of abnormal skin. It is most often done for the following reasons:

  • To diagnose bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, cancer , inflammatory skin disorders (such as psoriasis ), or benign skin growths
  • To verify the presence of normal skin at the edge of an area where a tumor was removed
  • To monitor the effectiveness of a treatment


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