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Crusted scabies masquerading as psoriasis plaques in a patient suffering from burn scars


A 30-year-old woman, presented with erythematous scaling plaques on her trunk with severe pruritus and a burning sensation that began 3 months prior to her visit. She had a history of a thermal burn in that area, three years prior. Topical corticosteroid application for 3 months had no positive effects. Skin biopsy was done and scabies mites were found.

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