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Scabies in a 4-week-old baby boy, a diagnostic challenge
  1. Elima Pérez de Diego1,
  2. Itziar Bueno Vidán1,
  3. César David Herrera Molina1,
  4. Mario Puerta Peña2,
  5. Cristina Epalza Ibarrondo1,3,
  6. Elisa Fernandez Cooke1,3
  1. 1Paediatrics Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
  2. 2Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
  3. 3Paediatric Department, Instituto de Investigacion Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elima Pérez de Diego, Paediatrics Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain; elimapd{at}gmail.com

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A 28-day-old baby boy presented to the emergency department with a generalised exanthema and irritability. The mother referred a 15-day history of progressive erythematous papules, starting in the lower limbs and extending to the trunk, arms, scalp, face, palms and soles. He had a generalised papulopustular rash, with desquamation, haemorrhagic crusts in the lower limbs and meliceric crusts on the palms (figure 1). He had no fever or weight …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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