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Scabies escaping detection until dermoscopy was applied

Scabies escaping detection until dermoscopy was applied

…ay did not solve the diagnostic problem. Dermoscopy of the lesions revealed a perfectly demarcated burrow and, at its end, a scabies mite (Figure 3). The diagnosis of scabies was straightforward and confirmed microscopically after scraping test. The…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Clinical Cases

…oral antihistamines and topical steroids for 1-2 more weeks Follow-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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Clinical Case

…including any recent medications or exposures (such as visits to a nursing home, wherein patient could have been exposed to scabies) Perform routine blood work in anticipation of initiating systemic immunosuppression Conduct age appropriate…

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

…nd eosinophils is a clue to a long-standing response to the “bite” of an arthropod, including the female mite of scabies (nodular scabies). Numerous eosinophils in what seems, at first glance, to be a fully developed lesion of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…nymph, and larval forms of Sarcoptes scabiei in number in the parakeratotic cornified layer = Norwegian (keratotic-crusted) scabies In Norwegian scabies, ova and mites at all stages of development are present in tunnels in the markedly keratotic,…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


…ually assumes a wedge shape with the apex pointing toward the subcutaneous fat. That is not the case, as a rule, for nodular scabies. Vasculitis occurs in about 10% of lesions of both nodular scabies and lymphomatoid papulosis, but its character is…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…rythema elevatum diutinum + Nodules of small lymphocytes, large lymphocytes, and eosinophils throughout the dermis = Nodular scabies + Mouth parts of a tick in the dermis and a dense perivascular and interstitial infiltrate = Tick bite reaction…