What is the role of biopsy in the workup of eosinophilic fasciitis (EF)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Peter M Henning, DO; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Definitive diagnosis relies on a full-thickness incisional skin biopsy. The specimen should include the skin, fat, fascia, and superficial muscle in continuity. Biopsy is especially important in an atypical presentation. [53, 54, 55]


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