Genetic testing of hereditary skin diseases
Genetic testing is an efficient way to subtype hereditary dermatological diseases. A diagnosis provides the necessary information to take safe, individual treatment and therapy decisions. In addition to the skin, other organs and organ systems are involved, including the eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract or blood vessels. the information from a genetic analysis helps to assess the disease and its course more comprehensively. furthermore, the detection of the causative mutation establishes the pattern of heredity within the family, which is indispensable for a well-informed genetic consultation.