Biopsia de mucosa

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La biopsia de mucosa y piel involucra la remoción de un pequeño pedazo de piel o membrana mucosa. La muestra puede ser extraída de diversas formas: una biopsia exfoliativa (raspando o afeitando una capa fina), una biopsia con sacabocados (utilizando una aguja o sacabocados para obtener una muestra pequeña pero profunda) o una excisión de tejido (cortando para extraer un pedazo de tejido). La muestra se envía al laboratorio para ser aislada e identificar organismos que causan infección.

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/22/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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