What is the efficacy of dermatoscopy-guided tape testing for scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Dermatoscopy-guided tape testing may be beneficial and should be evaluated. [45] Dermatoscopy was compared with the microscopic examination of a skin scraping and with the adhesive tape test, in patients with a presumptive diagnosis of scabies. [46] The sensitivity of dermatoscopy was 0.83, which was significantly higher than that of the adhesive tape test.


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