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Special tools and investigations 

Special tools and investigations
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Special tools and investigations
Author(s):

Susan Burge

, Rubeta Matin

, and Dinny Wallis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198747925.003.0033
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date: 06 December 2019

This chapter summarizes the common tools and investigations used when managing patients with skin disease. Topics include tools used in the clinic, e.g. dermoscopy, testing for allergy, sending specimens for bacterial, fungal, or viral culture, skin biopsy, and commonly used pathological terms used in histology reports of skin biopsy.

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