Introduction: Skin diseases can be diagnosed by clinical examination but diagnostic procedures are required for valuable information to reach towards final diagnosis. A few such procedures are skin biopsy. It can be obtained by various ways, amongst them punch biopsy is the standard procedure. Aims and Objectives: The present study is carried out to analyze the incidence, age and sex wise distribution of various dermatological lesions presenting to tertiary care hospital and to study their histopathological findings. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out at Department of Pathology, Tertiary Care Hospital, Ahmedabad for a period of 6 months (June 2019 to December 2019). With necessary clinical details in a performa, punch biopsy section was sent to Histopathology section for confirmation of clinical diagnosis. Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded sections were prepared and slides were routinely stained with H & E and special stains were applied wherever necessary. Data obtained was analysed and tabulated. Results: Total 220 cases were analysed. Male: Female ratio is 1.3:1. The most common clinical lesion was Hypopigmented patch. Leprosy was the most common Histopathological diagnosis reported (18.1 %) followed by Vesiculobullous lesions (11.8%). Conclusion: Punch biopsy is a very simple outpatient procedure and very useful for skin lesions. Leprosy is still the most common skin disease for which biopsies are done followed by Vesiculobullous lesions.
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Dr. Dixit H Prajapati, Dr. Purvi Patel, Dr. Hansa Goswami. Non neoplastic skin lesions: A histopathological study based on punch biopsy. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2020;3(3):01-05. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i3a.250