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Study highlights potential advantages of tape strips over biopsy

Key clinical point: Minimally invasive tape strips are rivaling skin biopsies in the diagnosis and evaluation of some skin diseases.

Major finding: Signature biomarkers obtained with tape strips differentiated psoriasis and atopic dermatitis with 100% accuracy.

Data source: A study of tissue samples obtained with tape strips from 20 patients with atopic dermatitis, 20 with psoriasis, and 20 from controls.

Disclosures: Dr. Guttman-Yasky has financial relationships with multiple pharmaceutical companies, including those with therapies for psoriasis.


Guttman-Yasky E et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Jul 9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2020.05.048