When should biopsy be performed in the workup of intertrigo?

Updated: Aug 14, 2019
  • Author: Paras Vakharia, PharmD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Consider biopsy if the intertrigo fails to respond to treatment or if severe skin or systemic disorders must be excluded. Skin biopsies are not necessary to diagnose uncomplicated intertrigo. Skin biopsy may help exclude psoriasis vulgaris inversa, Bowen disease, Paget disease, or metastatic carcinoma.


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