Skin Biopsy - Indications

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Why is a skin biopsy performed?

Skin biopsy is most frequently done to diagnose a skin growth such as a mole, or a skin condition such as a rash. A skin biopsy can also be used to diagnose a cancer of the skin. A skin biopsy may be indicated when a mole or other marking on the skin has changed in its shape, color, or size. A skin biopsy is also sometimes used to diagnose infections of the skin.

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Comment from: curious, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

My skin biopsy was performed because of chronic urticaria, hives.

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