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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scabies

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An inflammatory process caused by the acarus Sarcoptes scabiei and consisting of papules, papulovesicles, papulopustules, and vesicles, some arranged in linear or curvilinear tracks (burrows).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scabies

An inflammatory process caused by the acarus Sarcoptes scabiei and consisting of papules, papulovesicles, papulopustules, and vesicles, some arranged in linear or curvilinear tracks (burrows). Sometimes nodules are present, especially in the interdi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

Principles of Management of Scabies Initial therapy First line: Topical 5% permethrin cream, applied overnight to entire body except face, hair-bearing scalp. Rinse thoroughly and follow decontamination protocol. Treat patient and all household mem…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies

An inflammatory process caused by the acarus Sarcoptes scabiei and consisting of papules, papulovesicles, papulopustules, and vesicles, some arranged in linear or curvilinear tracks (burrows). Sometimes nodules are present, especially in the interdi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Key Points

Key Points Scabies is a highly contagious infestation due to the skin mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. Typical sites of infestation are: wrists, ankles, interdigital web spaces, umbilicus, intertriginous sites (axilla, inguinal folds), and genitalia. The f…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Initial Evaluation

…ear burrows. Hyperkeratotic lesions of crusted scabies. Infants may present with typical features seen in adults but also with a vesiculo-pustular eruption of the palms and soles in association with linear burrows. Diagnostic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Key Points

…nimals are often the primary host (e.g., Cheyletiella, animal scabies, mite dermatitis, fleas). Exposure to penetrating body parts (setae) of certain moths and caterpillars may cause similar reactions. This chapter discusses those hypersensitivity re…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

…y also affect the eyelashes [Pubic lice on eyelashes. Wikipedia.org. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pubic_lice. Accessed November 2, 2012.] Differential diagnosis Scabies Tick bite Bullous arthropod Papular urticaria…

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Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy: Overview

…plaques of pregnancy. A biopsy for direct immunofluorescence may be indicated. Scabies and other insect bites are morphologically similar to the pruritic papular rashes of pregnancy. Look carefully for burrows and take a history of animal exposure….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

…rficial dermatophyte infection), allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus, scabies, herpes simplex, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and cutaneous lymphoma. A skin biopsy and/or patch testing should be considered in treatment-refractory cases….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…uritic, eczematous, or lichenified plaques. Scabies: Intensely pruritic, eczematous or lichenified plaques. Dermatophyte (tinea pedis): Erythema, hyperkeratosis, and vesiculation may mimic shoe dermatitis. De…

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