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If had a colonoscopy w biopsy & you had scleroderma causing bowel issues would biopsy show scleroderma?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Yes: The biopsy will often show changes compatible with scleroderma.

Answered 5/14/2013

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Dr. Robert Jackson answered

Specializes in Dermatology

No: No not necessarily. It may show other problems.

Answered 5/14/2013

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

No: Scleroderma involving the muscle won't show because the muscle won't be biopsied. If collagenous or ischemic colitis coexists with scleroderma, the coexisting illness will be discovered on biopsy.

Answered 7/10/2013

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