A child has multiple itchy papular lesions on the genitalia and fingers. Similar lesions are also seen in the younger brother. Which of the following is most possible diagnosis: (AIIMS May 2012)
|D||Allergic contact dermatitis|
Scabies is a highly communicable skin disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, variety hominis, commonly called, the itch mite. Scabies manifests as papules, vesicles, pustules, and burrows and causes intense itching resulting in eczema. The body parts most commonly involved are the hands, between the fingers, the wrists, axillae, genitalia, beneath the breasts, and the inner aspect of the thighs. Except in infants, the lesions do not develop on face, scalp, neck, palms, and soles.