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"Tape Strips Effective Alternative To Needle Biopsy For Kids" - Scott Harris

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  • New York, NY
  • (October 09, 2019)

A new study published in JAMA Dermatology and performed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that tape strips can serve as a noninvasive option for collecting skin samples and assessing atopic dermatitis in infants and young children. “We use tape strips to basically remove the outer layers of skin, and then we send them to the lab," said study first author Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology, medicine, and clinical immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She added, “When a biopsy isn’t feasible, this is a good way to go. There’s no scarring, no pigmentation change, no nothing. We were happy with the results and we think it can be applicable to adults as well.”

Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD, PhD, Professor, Dermatology, Clinical Immunology, Medicine, Vice Chair, Research, Department of Dermatology, Director, The Center for Excellence in Eczema, Director, Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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