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dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Paul
dc.contributor.authorRodins, Karl
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-18T02:33:29Z
dc.date.available2019-06-18T02:33:29Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2208-794X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/385695
dc.description.abstractBackground: The skin biopsy is a simple but essential clinical skill of the general practitioner. Performed properly, it can be quick and comfortable for the patient, and yield a very high level of diagnostic information. Performed incorrectly, it can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment for the patient. Objective: This article reviews some simple but effective steps the clinician can take to ensure proper technique and maximise the diagnostic accuracy of their skin biopsies. Discussion: Diagnostic accuracy can be improved through optimal selection of biopsy site, correct biopsy technique, requesting ancillary tests where appropriate, proper handling of specimens, and providing detailed clinical information for the dermatopathologist.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRacgp
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2018/april/skin-biopsies
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of General Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.titleImproving diagnostic accuracy of skin biopsies
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorStevenson, Paul H.


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