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What are the most reliable skin biopsy sites for classical ehlers-danlos? my skin has been badly damaged by lifelong bouts of chronic eczema and a few years of pottery class---- i need to figure out what my 'best bet' biopsy site would be.

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Skin biopsy: 33 F What are the most reliable skin biopsy sites for Classical Ehlers-Danlos? My skin has been badly damaged by lifelong bouts of chronic eczema and a few years of pottery class---- I need to figure out what my 'best bet' biopsy site would be.ANS: let your dermatologist make this decision. Or see a good Internist who can also help.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Ehlers-Danlos: The vast majority of Ehlers-Danlos patients are without symptoms and live normal lives. The severe vascular Ehlers-Danlos is fairly obvious and may not need a skin biopsy at all. Good luck - you may wish to consider evaluation by a geneticist.

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