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Scalp Biopsy To Diagnose Lupus
Scalp biopsy say subepithlial stroma in infiltrated with mild lymphoplamacytes. I got it done for chronic severe diffuse hairfall. What it means?
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
My scalp biopsy report says dat subepithlial stroma in infiltrated wit lymphoplamacytes n it shows presence of numerous sebeceous glads?what it means?
Not much by itself: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that - Why was the biopsy taken? The findings you described are non-specific and not diagnostic of any disorder. ...Read more
Had a scalp biopsy for a suspicious crusty lesion today using a 4mm punch. Dr said stitches were not necessary and only cauterized... Is this ok?
Doctor told me scalp biopsy results going to take 30 days. On day 28. Why so long? What are they looking for/what cultures that long?
Unusual biopsy: A routine biopsy is usually examined and reported by most pathologists in 1-2 days unless special studies are required for the definitive diagnosis like specific protein or DNA analysis but even those rarely take more than 1-2 weeks. However, although your doctor's office might have already received the biopsy result, the dr himself/herself may not have a chance to look at it till your next appoi ...Read more
Plz inhave hairloss problem 10mnth ,i had scalp biopsy is ok. can i have idea what to stop hairloss, can stress or anxiety can cause? plz help
I got scalp biopsy done coz of severe hair fall. It says mild subepithlial stroma infiltrated with mild lymphoplamacytes. What it means?
Scalp biopsy says Subepithlial stroma is infiltrated with mild lymphoplamacytes.What it means?I hv suden difuse severe hair fall n no telogen effluivm
Scalp biopsy showed i have lichen planopilaris derm. presricbed doxycycline for 6 months, is taking an antibiotic for that long okay? Will it cause an
No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch. Medically speaking, that means that we always need to balance desired benefit against potential risk. In this case, your Dermatologist prescribed antibiotics to deal w/skin condition (but at risk of developing antibiotic resistance, vaginal yeast infection and/or C diff diarrhea). So please discuss your concerns w/him/her & your Family Doc & ID specialist too ...Read more
Scalp biopsy results from derm. show hair loss is from gram-positive bacteria. Treatment is doxycycline, but 3 weeks and zero improvement? Other ideas
Other ideas.: Please contact your Dermatologist and see if this is a usual slow response or some other care is needed. Don't delay! ...Read more
Does it matter what skin area is biopsied when the goal is to diagnose a condition such as lupus. I had puspular and circular scaly places.
Any tests that can be done to diagnose lupus when skin rash not active? ANA historically negative. Had biopsy sugg. of early conn. tissue disease.
Lupus biopsy: Biopsy of lupus has a number of features that lead to diagnosis: a thickened basement membrane, vacuolar alteration of basal keratinocytes and superficial and deep inflammatory infiltrate. Lupus has a number of different forms in the skin and there are times when it is not easy to differentiate it from other types of skin inflammation. There are other tests to support diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctors suspect that I have lupus/scleraderma crossover. They have done a biopsy of the scleraderma patch on my back will sle show in results?
Its possible: but unlikely since most likely will show changes which are "non-specific" for SLE and possibly 'specific" for scleroderma. The answer will lie in your SEROLOGY Studies (I assume that you are seeing a Board Certified Rheumatologist (maybe along with your Dermatologist!!! If not get THAT referral!! Hope this helps! Good Luck BE WELL!! Dr z ...Read more
I have symptoms of behcets and lupus.Neg ana, but positive lupus skin biopsy. Could i still have lupus?
Can you be diagnosed with lupus with +ana homogenous pattern, inflammation shown in skin biopsy and symptoms that all point to lupus?
It depends: Nobody knows what lupus actually is, so it's diagnosed by criteria. http://www.rheumtutor.com/2012-slicc-sle-criteria/ i need to give you 2 heads-up -- homogeoneous ANA pattern may be a lab error, and people who think they have lupus but don't meet the criteria tend to have a favorable prognosis. Wishing you the best -- the "brain fog" does make me think of lupus. Be strong ; stay proactive. ...Read more
I have lesions on my breasts that have yet to heal & been 3 months. Biopsied-benign could lupus issue or combination of also meds & also parkinson's?
Unlikely, but...: ... If the pathologist has only signed out "mild inflammatory changes" and given no other description, what's really the point is, "this isn't tumor, and it isn't something i can diagnose as any specific illness." the clinician can ask the pathologist, "can the mild duodenitis be due to taking motrin?" and the pathologist can probably answer. Key is "this is a non-tumor biopsy" which is good. ...Read more
It can: There are many types of rash that can be seen in lupus. While the mal;ar or butterfly rash is the most common there are other lesions including the discoid rash of lupus. Many other rashes are also described as being seen in lupus. Even normal appearing skin can be positive for lupus using special stains and techniques. ...Read more
Would scleroderma or lupus only affect the vulva nothing else biopsy showed general inflammation?
No: That is not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
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