How is scabies diagnosed in the absence of typical clinical findings?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
  • Print

Clinically inapparent infection can be detected by amplification of Sarcoptes DNA in epidermal scale by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. [4] In addition, elevated immunoglobulin E (IgE) titers and eosinophilia may be demonstrated in some patients with scabies.

See Workup for more detail.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!