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Scabies: Suggested Reading

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

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Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

…titis involving the hand, tinea (superficial 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…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…of allergen from touching the eyes). Differential diagnosis Atopic dermatitis: Pruritic, eczematous, or lichenified plaques. Scabies: Intensely pruritic, eczematous or lichenified plaques. Dermatophyte (tinea pedis): Erythema, hyperkeratosis, and…

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Papular Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

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

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Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy: Initial Evaluation

…tial Diagnosis Allergic contact dermatitis Urticaria Drug eruption Erythema multiforme (if target/targetoid lesions present) Scabies Viral exanthem Other pregnancy dermatoses: Pemphigoid gestationis (aka herpes gestationis) Typically occurs during…

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Bullous Pemphigoid: Treatment

…itfalls Patients may rarely have drug-induced bullous pemphigoid, and careful evaluation of medication history is essential. Scabies infestation may mimic BP and clinicians should consider ruling out an arthropod infestation. Epidermolysis bullosa…

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Impetigo: Initial Evaluation

…seases to consider in the differential diagnosis include insect bites, acute contact dermatitis, thermal burns, candidiasis, scabies, varicella, and bullous erythema multiforme. In the case of ecthyma, deep fungal infections and ecthyma gangrenosum…

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Papular Urticaria: Treatment

…ent. Pitfalls Misdiagnosis is the major pitfall. Patients with papular urticaria are frequently misdiagnosed as having human scabies. Frequent applications of scabicides may exacerbate the symptoms. Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer’s itch), sea…

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Papular Urticaria: Clinical Case

…a symmetric eruption on arms and legs, few scattered on trunk without 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…

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Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy: Treatment

…for these two conditions is similar but the diagnosis of an allergic contact may inform subsequent exposures and procedures. Scabies and other insect bites are morphologically similar to PUPPP. Look carefully for burrows and take a history of animal…