What is the role of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

Updated: Aug 04, 2021
  • Author: Christie M Bartels, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Skin biopsy can help in diagnosing SLE or unusual rashes in patients with this condition. Many different rashes may herald SLE, making review by a dermatopathologist important.


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