TECHNIQUES FOR TOTS
The Curette Prep: A Modification of the Traditional Scabies Preparation
Article first published online: 4 APR 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 544–545, July/August 2012
How to Cite
Jacks, S. K., Lewis, E. A. and Witman, P. M. (2012), The Curette Prep: A Modification of the Traditional Scabies Preparation. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 544–545. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01745.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 4 APR 2012
Abstract: An accurate diagnosis of scabies is critical for proper treatment of this common infestation. In our clinic, we have developed a modification of the traditional method of performing a scabies preparation, called the curette prep, that substitutes a disposable curette for a scalpel blade when obtaining skin scrapings for examination. The major advantages of this technique are greater acceptability and safety for pediatric patients.