Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of scabies include the following:

  • Drug reactions

  • Viral exanthem

  • Bullous pemphigoid

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Necrotizing vasculitis

  • B-cell lymphoma with monoclonal infiltrate

  • Dermatologic manifestations of renal disease

  • Dyshidrotic eczema

  • Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis

  • Erythroderma (generalized exfoliative dermatitis)

  • Folliculitis

  • Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (papular acrodermatitis of childhood)

  • Id reaction (autoeczematization)

  • Insect bites

  • Kyrle disease

  • Lice

  • Lichen planus

  • Neurotic excoriations

  • Papular urticaria

  • Parapsoriasis

  • Prurigo nodularis

  • Psoriasis, guttate

  • Psoriasis, pustular

  • Seabather's eruption

  • Syphilis

  • Urticaria, cholinergic

  • Vesicular palmoplantar eczema

  • Canine scabies


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