Written by : Dr.Kishore Kumar Das, MD
Paget's disease is often confused with eczema or dermatitis, especially in its initial stages. The signs and symptoms are similar and cannot be differentiated clinically.
One important point to be noted is that Paget's disease usually starts from the nipple and spreads to the areola. But the rash in eczema or dermatitis often starts in the areola and then spreads to the nipple.
A nipple biopsy allows doctors to correctly diagnose Paget disease of the breast. There are several types of nipple biopsy:
If the affected area is quite small, it may be completely removed - it is then called an excision biopsy.
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