Goals and objectives
The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients who present with bites and infestations. After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
- Recognize risk factors for lice infestation and scabies. Identify nits and adult lice as diagnostic of pediculosis.
- Identify a burrow as the primary morphology of scabies.
- Identify common causes and clinical presentations of insect bite reactions with an emphasis on bedbugs and brown recluse spider bites.
- Discuss treatment options and patient education for pediculosis capitis, scabies and insect bite reactions.
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