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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
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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