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Ultra Sound For Skin Staging?


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#1 Lauriejill

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:29 AM

Hi everyone ....
My dermatologist wants me to get an ultrasound to stage skin thickening and to monitor disease progression....has anyone ever heard of this before? I was sent to a Dermatologist for a skin biopsy and for some reason he decided not to do it and ordered this instead (wasted time/visit/effort). I have read alot about Scleroderma but have never come across this idea.....anyone have any information regarding the usefulness of such a study. I tried to make an appt. at my local hospital to get it done and they "needed more information" from the ordering MD. I guess they had never heard of it either. Thanks!
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#2 janey

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 01:32 PM

Laurie,
We certainly learn something new everyday don't we? :)
I found this study on ISN.
Thirteen-megahertz ultrasound probe: its role in diagnosing localized scleroderma.

There are also a few studies on ultrasound under Diagnosis of Skin Fibrosis.

I hope these help. It looks interesting.

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