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Dermatopathology – Why do I need a skin biopsy?

The skin is our protection from the outside world, but we challenge it in so many ways.

In the UAE, we have the most diverse of populations. Patients turn up in our clinics with many conditions generally considered rare or unusual in other parts of the world. We must always be ready to expect the unexpected.

There are so many possible reasons for a patient to visit their Dermatologist. They may be coming for cosmetic advice or to consider a cosmetic intervention. For Botox injections or fillers, or to consider some form of plastic surgery. In many other circumstances, they come because of some sort of disease process. The images in the slideshow highlight where biopsy diagnosis of infection is really helpful.

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Dr Nigel Kirkham

This article appears in the latest issue of Omnia Health Magazine. Read the full issue online today.

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