A Potpourri of Parasitic Infestations

Edward J. Zabawski, Melissa Costner, Gillian Franklin, Daniel D. Witheiler, Phillip J. Eichorn, Clay J. Cockerell

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Ectoparasitic infestations are common cutaneous problems. The vast majority of these are attributable to scabies and pediculosis. While these are usually readily recognizable, infestations caused by other ectoparasites, such as nonscabetic mites, may pose difficulty in diagnosis. In this article, we present a variety of ectoparasitic infestations that initially eluded diagnosis and review the gamut of ectoparasites that can cause eruptions in the skin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Zabawski, E. J., Costner, M., Franklin, G., Witheiler, D. D., Eichorn, P. J., & Cockerell, C. J. (1999). A Potpourri of Parasitic Infestations. Cutis, 63(2), 81-85.