What are the histologic findings of nodular scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Nodular scabies reveals a dense, mixed, superficial and deep dermal inflammatory cell infiltrate. Lymphoid follicles may be present, and the infiltrate occasionally extends into the subcutaneous fat. Mite parts may be seen on serial sectioning in up to 20% of cases.


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