When do patients with scabies typically seek medical treatment?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Signs and symptoms of pruritus tend to crescendo progressively over 2-3 weeks before compelling the patient to seek medical attention. (However, debilitated or immunocompromised patients may not have the urge to scratch. [37] )


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