What are the characteristic findings of secondary lesions in scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

These lesions result from scratching, secondary infection, and/or the host’s immune response against the scabies mites and their products. Characteristic findings include the following [1, 2, 3] :

  • Excoriations (see the image below)

  • Widespread eczema

  • Honey-colored crusting

  • Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • Erythroderma

  • Prurigo nodules

  • Frank pyoderma

Scabies. Erythematous vesicles and papules are pre Scabies. Erythematous vesicles and papules are present on torso extremities, some with adjacent linear excoriations.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!