Findings in vivo of Sarcoptes scabiei with incident light microscopy.


Parasites, especially Sarcoptes scabiei, may represent a difficult diagnostic problem. In many cases, the results of the usual methods for the diagnosis of scabies, such as microscopic identification, can be negative owing to the small number of parasites present in the cornified layer. Moreover, tape stripping or removal of mites with a needle is difficult… (More)