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All right #medtwitter, ready to feel itchy? Get your Sarna ready and read on for a #tweetorial/#medthread on....

SCABIES!!!

#dermtwitter #dermatology #MedEd #FOAMEd pc: @dermnetnz #derm #itch #pruritus
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What exactly is scabies? Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis is the technical name of this parasitic mite that burrows into the skin (itchy yet?😆). It is notoriously difficult to diagnose, and has humbled many a #dermatologist.

It has a very characteristic look under the scope!
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On exam, most know the classic distribution: interdigital spaces (pic1). However, other places to look include the areola, axilla, and umbilicus. In kids, the lesions tend to be all over the place (perhaps because they aren't as good at scratching them off! - pic2).
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