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Understanding The Importance Of A Skin Pathology Study

Health & Medical Blog

The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It's a complex organ that has many functions, like separating the body from the environment in order to protect it from pathogens, receiving sun radiation to avoid genetic harm to the inside structures, and being the very first thing people notice about someone.

Thanks to these facts, the skin is one organ that requires care and maintenance in order for it to work properly and accomplish its functions. This is why there's an entire branch of the medical sciences that focuses purely on the skin, called dermatology. This science studies all the alterations that the skin can suffer and how it can be taken care of to properly keep it healthy.

In this sense, dermatologists have developed many advancements in order to properly identify, diagnose, and treat the conditions that alter the skin. This is why many tools have been created for a dermatologist to properly see skin lesions. There are simple ones, like a sort of magnifying glass designed exclusively to study the skin, called the dermatoscope. But when these tools are not enough, a skin pathology study is required to properly assess the lesion.

Understanding the importance of skin pathology

The skin is composed of different layers, and it has a certain range of mechanisms in its arsenal to protect itself from harmful entities from the outside or inside. These mechanisms include edema, inflammation, rashes, hypertrophy, etc. The issue is that these aforementioned changes are not specific to any one condition. This is why skin pathology is required to properly determine the characteristics and possible origin of the lesion. 

A skin biopsy is done by taking a small chunk of skin that contains tissue from the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis, to the deepest layer, the subdermis. With this sample, a pathologist specialist can look under the microscope in order to describe all the skin parts, the characteristics of the lesion, and the types of cells found in the sample. 

With this information, a dermatologist can assess the possible root cause of the issue. And also, with the description of the lesion, a dermatologist can offer the precise treatment that can help control the patient's symptoms. This is because, through the microscope, the specialist can see which mechanisms the skin is using to respond to the condition. Therefore, understanding what kind of pharmaceuticals can be used to counteract this response. 

In conclusion, even though a dermatologist can use different tools to study a skin lesion, there is no way to replace the specificity and complexity of skin pathology. Evidently, to properly understand, and eventually treat, a skin condition, a pathology study is non-negotiable. For more information on skin pathology, contact a professional near you.


27 March 2023