Diagnostic Tests For Skin Disorders

Diagnostic tests are indicated if the cause of a skin lesion or skin disease remains unclear after history and physical examination. These include

(See also judgment of dermatological patients.) Diagnostic tests are indicated if the cause of a skin lesion or skin disease remains unclear after history and physical examination. These include patch testing biopsy scrapings The investigation of Wood’s light Tzanck test diascopy biopsy There are several types of skin biopsy. “Punch” shaving wedge excision One possibility is the core biopsy, in which a punch cylinder (diameter usually 4 mm) is inserted deep into the dermal or subcutaneous tissue, to obtain a sample which is separated off at the base. More superficial lesions are biopsied by shaving off with a scalpel or a razor blade. The bleeding is restrained by applying aluminum chloride solution or electrocautery; larger incisions are closed with a suture. Larger or deeper biopsies can be done by removing a piece of skin with a scalpel. Pigmented lesions are often excised for histological evaluation of the depth; if they are too superficial, a definitive diagnosis can be impossible. Diagnosis and cure can be achieved simultaneously with most small tumors by complete removal often, this includes a small margin of healthy skin. Scrapings skin scrapings are used in diagnosis of fungal infections and scabies. In fungal infection flakes are removed from the edge of the lesion and placed on a microscope slide. A drop is added by 10-20% potassium hydroxide solution. Hyphae budding yeast, or both, to confirm the diagnosis of tinea or candidiasis. In scabies scrapings are taken from the suspected passages and placed directly under a coverslip with mineral oil; Finds of mites, feces or eggs confirm the diagnosis. Wood’s lamp A Wood’s lamp (black light) can help doctors to diagnose (limits of pigmented lesions before excision z. B.) the extent of lesions and define. She may make a distinction between hypopigmentation and depigmentation help (the depigmentation in vitiligo fluoresces ivory, and hypopigmented lesions do not). The Erythrasma characteristic fluorescence light orange-red, Tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis and M. audouinii fluoresces brightly-light green. (Note: tinea capitis is usually caused in the US by the Trichophyton species that does not fluoresce.) The first indication of a cutaneous infection with Pseudomonas (eg for burns.) May be a green fluoresce. Tzanck Test The Tzanck test is used to diagnose viral diseases such as herpes simplex and herpes zoster, and is carried out if intact active vesicles are present. simplex distinguish between herpes and herpes zoster is not possible with the Tzanck test. An intact bladder is the preferred lesion for an investigation. The blister cover is removed with a sharp blade, and the base of the open vesicle is scraped with a scalpel blade # 15. The scrapings are transferred to a microscope slide and stained by Wright-Giemsa staining or. Polynuclear giant cells are a sign of a herpes infection. Tzanck Test Image courtesy of Joe Miller Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/tzanck_test_orig_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/tzanck_test_orig_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ Tzanck test ‘, description:’ u003Ca id = “v37894373 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eBeim Tzanck test of the base of the bladder and the bladder walls are scraped with a scalpel

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