Learning module: Infestations and bites
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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