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Scabies

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An infant presented with itchy eczematous crusted lesions with exudation on palm, sole, glans penis and face. All are true except- (AIIMS Nov 2012)



A Family should be examined

B Only patient needs drug treatment

C All clothing & linen should be discarded or burnt

D Distribution of lesion help in diagnosis making

E Drug should be applied to affected areas for whole day

Ans. B
i.e., Only patient needs drug treatment; C. i.e., All clothing & linen should be discarded or burnt &

E. i.e., Drug should be applied to affected areas for whole day

a. Not only patient, but family member should also be examined and treated.

b. Drug should be applied to whole body below the neck (not only to affected part).

c. Ordinary laundering is adequate for bed linen. All clothing need not to be treated because the mites anyway dies in unworn clothes in about 7 days.

d. Typical distribution of burrow may help in diagnosis making.

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