Where does scabies typically present in old and young patients?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In geriatric patients, scabies demonstrates a propensity for the back, often appearing as excoriations. In infants and small children, burrows are commonly located on the palms and soles, as in the image below. In immunocompromised patients, bullous lesions may be observed.

A subtle linear burrow accompanied by erythematous A subtle linear burrow accompanied by erythematous papules on the sole of the foot in a child with scabies. Courtesy of Kenneth E. Greer, MD.

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