By Gary M. White, MD

Nodular scabies

Nodular scabies is the presence of inflammatory papules or nodules during or soon after a scabies infestation.


Red nodules develop either where a scabies mite currently is (look for a burrow atop each papulonodule) or has been. Histologic studies have shown scabies bug parts may be present in the dermis of some lesions.


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Multiple lesions of nodular scabies on the elbow


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