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Pruritus : Caution it might be scabies !

Kaoutar Laamari
Departement Of Dermatology, University Hospital Hassan II, University Hospital Hassan II, Morocco, Morocco

Published on: 2020-03-14

Abstract

Typical presentation includes a severely pruritic rash with a predilection for the extremities and the trunk [1].
The dermatoscopy is a very useful tool, The most specific lesions of scabiosis are the acarine groove and the delta wing sign, however, they are
of en excoriated due to scratching, which makes differential diagnosis difficult with other pathologies that run with pruritus [2].

Keywords

Scabies is an itching skin disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei which affects more than 100 million people worldwide. Regarded as a neglected tropical disease by the WHO, it is a major public health burden in endemic areas.

Scabies is an itching skin disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei which affects more than 100 million people worldwide Regarded as a neglected tropical disease by the WHO it is a major public health burden in endemic areas

The  dermatoscopy is a very useful tool, The most specific  lesions of scabiosis are the acarine groove and the delta wing sign, however, they are
of en excoriated due to scratching, which makes differential diagnosis difficult with other pathologies that run with pruritus

Scabies is an itching skin disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei which affects more than 100 million people worldwide.

Regarded as a neglected tropical disease by the WHO, it is a major public health burden in endemic areas. As direct skin-to-skin contact is the main route of transmission family members and sexual partners are often affected. Typical presentation includes a severely pruritic rash with predilection for the extremities and the trunk. (1) The dermatoscopy is very usefool tool , The most specific lesions of scabiosis are the acarine groove and the delta wing sign , however, they are often excoriated due to scratching, which makes differential diagnosis difficult with other pathologies that run with pruritus