Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading Currie BJ and McCarthy JS (2010) Permethrin and Ivermectin for scabies, NEJM, 362: 717-725….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

…lichen planus, lichen sclerosis et atrophicus, syphilis, and scabies) may affect the glans penis preferentially. A total skin examination to rule out these other conditions should be performed. Any area of balanitis not responding to conventional th…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Clinical Case

…ithout mucosal lesions No linear burrows or other stigmata of scabies No evidence of lice on the body or on clothing Diagnosis: favor papular urticaria There is no evidence of bacterial superinfection of the skin. A regimen of nonsedating antihistami…

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Papular Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Urticaria Scabies Pediculosis (Lice) Tick Bite Bullous Arthropod…

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Papular Urticaria: Treatment

…papular urticaria are frequently misdiagnosed as having human scabies. Frequent applications of scabicides may exacerbate the symptoms. Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer’s itch), sea bather’s eruption/sea lice dermatitis, and moth and caterpillar dermati…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Pre-emptive diagnosis of a case of scabies by dermatopathology

…n.” He made the additional comment: “Two apparent scabies mites are present” (Figure 3). Figure 3. Dermatopathology image of the pigmented skin lesion shown in the previous images showing two apparent scabies mites at the level o…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Nodular scabies vs. Lymphomatoid papulosis

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…

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Scabies: Clinical Cases

…ow-up in 1 month (lesions, pruritus resolved) Case 2 Crusted Scabies 37-year-old HIV+ male Recently discharged from hospital; was hospitalized for 2 weeks 9-week history of non-pruritic eruption, almost generalized; medium-potency topical…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Arthropod Assaults

Papules, nodules, vesicles, and sometimes bullae that develop in response to “bites” of arthropods, among the most common offenders being mosquitoes, bedbugs, and mites of scabies….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…eaction or individual “bites” remains unresolved. Scabies, infestation by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, when acute, is typified clinically by a burrow, i.e., a tunnel, clinically sometimes slightly curved, in the stratum corneum with a vesi…