What happens when scabies has been misdiagnosed and treated with topical corticosteroids?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients who have had scabies misdiagnosed may have been treated with topical corticosteroids. This delays the correct diagnosis as the lesions may take on the incognito form in which lesions might appear as vesicles, pustules, or nodules and whose distribution could become diffuse. [35, 36]


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