From the Editor — When your dermatologist entered the diagnostic code L44.0 into your medical record, the diagnosis of pityriasis rubra pilaris became official. If you now question the accuracy of that diagnosis — for any reason, this section of PRP 101 offer insights.
DIAGNOSING PRP — the BASICS
- Why have a skin biopsy?
- What is a dermatopathologist? — FUTURE
- What is 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 (PDF)