How are secondary lesions associated with scabies characterized?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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These lesions result from scratching, secondary infection, and/or the host’s immune response against the scabies mites and their products. Characteristic findings include the following [1, 2, 3] :

  • Excoriations

  • Widespread eczematous dermatitis

  • Honey-colored crusting

  • Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • Erythroderma

  • Prurigo nodules

  • Frank pyoderma

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