Phthiriasis Palpebrarum in a Child
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
A 6-year-old boy presented with persistent erythema and pruritus of the eyelids (Panel A), which had been previously diagnosed as atopic dermatitis and unsuccessfully treated with topical glucocorticoids and systemic antihistamines for 2 weeks. Dermatoscopy showed several crab lice (Phthirus pubis) on the eyelashes along with their ovoid nits (Panel B). A diagnosis of phthiriasis palpebrarum was made; the patient was treated with topical 5% yellow mercuric oxide ointment four times daily for 2 weeks, and the symptoms resolved completely. The eyelashes represent a common area of infestation by P. pubis in children, because of the lack of terminal hairs in other body regions...

http://bit.ly/2t0YZLM
Dr. H●●●l S●●h and 11 others like this
Like
Comment
Share