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A 41-year-old member asked:

Hello doctors, what does a muscle biopsy show?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: There are multiple indications for muscle biopsy and the results depend on the pathologic process. It may be inflammation, degeneration, dystrophy, nerve damage and occasionally parasites. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003924.htm.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What does muscle biopsy show?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Muscle Biopsy: Muscle biopsy is done for diagnosis of 1diseases of connective tissue and blood vessels2infections that effect the muscles, like trichinosis andtoxoplasmosis3muscle disorders like muscular dystrophy or congenital myopathy4metabolic defects5and diseases of nerves. By examining the tissue we examine we are able to diagnose and treat properly these conditions.
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