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Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies)

Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies)


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Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies)

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A 19-year-old male comes to the office because of a rash for the past week. The rash began with intense itching in his groin, which is worse after a hot shower. He admits to having several sexual partners over the past year. Physical examination shows tracks of excoriated papules on his genitals and groin. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment?

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Scabies, known as the seven-year itch, is a contagious skin infestation by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The most common symptoms are severe itchiness and a pimple-like rash. Occasionally tiny burrows may be seen in the skin. These symptoms can be present across most of the body or just certain areas such as the wrists, between fingers, or along the waistline. The itch is often worse at night.