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Review of genital biopsies in a genitourinary medicine clinic: are they necessary?
  1. Malini Raychaudhuri1,
  2. Mary Browning2
  1. 1Centre for Sexual Health, Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, UK
  2. 2Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Malini Raychaudhuri, Centre for Sexual Health, Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe DN157BS, UK; malini.raychaudhuri{at}

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Vulval and penile skin conditions often present to genitourinary medicine clinics. British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) guidelines recommend a biopsy to be taken when the diagnosis is uncertain or lesions persist despite treatment for 6 weeks.1 ,2 We undertook this review to determine the outcomes of our biopsy practice.

We retrospectively reviewed the cases of all 21 …

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