Malassezia (Tinea versicolor and Seborrhoeic dermatitis)
Pediculus humanus and Phthirus pubis (Lice)
Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies)
Human herpesvirus 6 (Roseola)
Varicella zoster virus
Herpes simplex virus
Poxvirus (Smallpox and Molluscum contagiosum)
Human herpesvirus 8 (Kaposi sarcoma)
Acneiform skin disorders: Pathology review
Bacterial and viral skin infections: Pathology review
Papulosquamous and inflammatory skin disorders: Pathology review
Pigmentation skin disorders: Pathology review
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Vesiculobullous and desquamating skin disorders: Pathology review
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Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is spread through close physical contact with an infected person or by sharing clothing or bedding. Symptoms of scabies include 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 in certain areas such as the wrists, between fingers, or along the waistline. The itch is often worse at night. Treatment includes topical permethrin and oral ivermectin. Benzyl benzoate application is an alternative. It's also important to treat all close contacts, and to wash all clothing, bedding, and towels used by the infected person in hot water.
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