What is the role of skin biopsy in the workup of hematuria?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Sanjeev Gulati, MD, MBBS, DNB(Peds), DM, DNB(Neph), FIPN(Australia), FICN, FRCPC(Canada); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Skin biopsy with immunostaining for the α5(IV) chain is particularly useful when suspicion of X-linked Alport syndrome is high.


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