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Pediatr Dermatol. 1993 Jun;10(2):136-8.

Scabies of the scalp mimicking seborrheic dermatitis in immunocompromised patients.

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National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico City, Mexico.


Two children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia undergoing chemotherapy had a special form of scabies characterized by fine scaling of the scalp simulating seborrheic dermatitis. Pruritus was mild or absent. Immunocompromised children and adults should receive whole-body and scalp antiscabietic treatment.

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