Chapter 1 — Part B: Diagnosing PRP

This chapter covers the onset of symptoms, misdiagnoses, biopsies as a diagnostic tool and what it takes to get an “official” PRP diagnosis. For most of us, this is looking back to see how our experiences compare with others in the PRP community.

The Basics

✓  How is PRP diagnosed?
  What are the symptoms and signs? (NORD PRP Report)
✓  What are the symptoms of PRP? — The Word Game
 ✓ How do PRP symptoms progress?
✓ Why is it so difficult to diagnose PRP?
✓ How can I be sure the diagnosis is correct?
✓  Is PRP an autoimmune disease? AARDA says “No”
✓  Is PRP autoinflammatory or autoimmune?
✓ Understanding autoinflammatory diseases (GARD)
 What are the variations “types” of PRP?
 How important is it for you to know your type?

PRP and Skin Biopsies

 What is a skin biopsy?
 Why have a skin biopsy?
 What are the types of skin biopsies?
 What should the patient know about skin biopsies?
 What are the risks associated with a skin biopsy?
 How is a biopsy performed?
 What happens to the biopsy sample?
✓ What did we learn from the 2013 PRP Biopsy Poll?
 Overview of the 2013 PRP Biopsy Poll with Feedback

Misdiagnosing PRP

 Are diagnostic errors common a common medical mistakes?
 Measuring misdiagnosis
✓ Study: Getting 2nd Opinion
✓ What is the Iatrogenic effect?
 What are the life threatening aspects of a PRP misdiagnosis?

PRP and Diagnosis Codes

✓ ICD Coding for Rare Diseases from GARD
✓ Does your rare disease have a code?
✓ Were dermatologists ready for ICD-10?
 What is the ORPHA Number for PRP?

Advocacy of Timely & Accurate Diagnoses

 Advocacy Issues related to diagnosing PRP