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by Guest Posts on Mon May 10, 2021 10:01 am

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Dr Goldstein carried out a study where he saw that once steroids are applied to the skin, the cells are changed forever and therefore a biopsy needs to be done before any steroid is used - have you seen this as well?
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by Dr Karen Gibbon on Thu May 13, 2021 11:49 am

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Topical steroids are anti-inflammatory and yes do change some aspects of cells. However, a biopsy is not always needed before treatment for LS can begin. A biopsy may be required if the condition does not appear to be responding as well as it should. A good pathologist can help interpret a biopsy correctly if they are given the right information from the doctor taking the biopsy.
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