What is the role of videodermatoscopy in the treatment of scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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If available, videodermatoscopy can be used to enhance the monitoring of clinical response to scabies treatment and allows for optimal timing of drug application. [63] This may minimize the risk of overtreatment, reduce the potential for side effects, and enhance patient compliance. This is not a widespread technique. With videodermoscopy, a handheld device is used to illuminate, magnify, and record video of the skin.


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