Monday, September 21, 2015

Case of the Week 365

This week's case just came through my laboratory and was nicely captured by Emily F. The specimen is skin scrapings. Identification?






7 comments:

canad-ian said...

Looks like Sarcoptes scabiei to me

Anonymous said...

Scabies for sure!

Anonymous said...

Well, mighty itch or more or less correctly itchy mite.
Back in the years post 1975, we had an outbreak of these pesky creatures. There was not a lot of available medicines, however a Ph.D. in Pharmacy, Dr. Cu taught us to boil sulfur powder in a solution of Calcium hydroxide till the liquid turns deep amber, let it cool down and apply with a cotton tipped swab on the itch, the Sarcoptes scabiei infestation went away overnight. The concoction was a little smelly yet very effective.
Since then a few decades have gone, but not the lesson, and each day I feel it a little more:" It's a blessing to be an American".

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Scabies - itch mite and eggs...

Lee

Eagleville said...

Sarcoptes scabei

Eagleville said...

Sarcoptes scabei

Impi said...

Sarcoptes scabiei