Understanding Psoriasis Diagnosis: Clinical Assessment and Biopsy Procedures

Understanding Psoriasis Diagnosis: Clinical Assessment and Biopsy Procedures
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Himanshu Kumar and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

What diagnostic procedures are involved in identifying psoriasis? Which tests or examinations are typically conducted for diagnosis?

 

 

 

Answered by Dr. Himanshu Kumar

Psoriasis is primarily diagnosed through a clinical evaluation, taking into account medical history and physical examination. In cases of uncertainty, we suggest conducting a skin punch biopsy from the affected area to confirm the diagnosis.


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