Scraping versus videodermatoscopy for the diagnosis of scabies: a comparative study.

  title={Scraping versus videodermatoscopy for the diagnosis of scabies: a comparative study.},
  author={Giuseppe Micali and Francesco Lacarrubba and G Lo Guzzo},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  volume={79 5},
Sir, The standard technique for diagnosis of human scabies is by microscopic examination of scales obtained by skin scraping, using a needle in order to ®nd the female mite in her burrow. Epiluminescence microscopy allows in vivo detection of the mite, and consists of skin lesion observation via stereomicroscope after the application of oil and a slide between the lens and the skin (1, 2). We carried out a comparative study of scraping vs. videodermatoscopy in 38 patients suspected of being… CONTINUE READING

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