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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-106

A case report of neonatal scabies


Department of Dermatology, GMC, Kota, Rajasthan, India

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Ramesh Kushwah
Department of Dermatology, GMC, Kota, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.203006

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Scabies is commonly seen worldwide, in its usual classic form when afflicting older children and adults. However, neonatal scabies is described as its own entity in the literature. We present a case of a 4-week old infant with a generalized papulopustular, vesicular, and crusted rash who was diagnosed with scabies. We contrast the differing clinical features of neonatal and classic scabies, describe possible mimickers of this diagnostic dilemma, and review current treatment options available for scabies in this very young age group.


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