What is the role of other skin conditions in the development of scabies complications?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Complications can also result if a scabies infestation exacerbates underlying eczema, psoriasis, transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease), or another preexisting dermatosis. Even with appropriate treatment, scabies can leave in its wake residual eczematous dermatitis and/or postscabietic pruritus, which can be debilitating and recalcitrant. [32]


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