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A 30-year-old female asked:

29 y/o female. will a skin biopsy detect discoid lupus? ring shaped rash on arms, itchy, red. dermatologist did biopsy and said it was eczema?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: A slin biopsy should be able to detect discoid lupus.Also either the dermatologist,a rheumatologist or your primary may do labs to make sure not just discoid lupus but lupus itself.
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