What are the typical physical exam findings of scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Clinical findings include primary and secondary lesions. Primary lesions are the first manifestation of the infestation and typically include small papules, vesicles, and burrows. Secondary lesions are the result of rubbing and scratching, and they may be the only clinical manifestation of the disease. If so, the diagnosis must be inferred by the history, lesion distribution, and accompanying symptoms. [38]


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