Boy’s progressing rash could delay surgeryA preoperative evaluation is requested for a 15-year-old boy who is a renal transplant patient maintained on oral mycophenolate mofetil and tacrolimus. His parents are worried that an itchy rash on his hands and feet, which has been progressing over the last 4 months, will result in postponement of his surgery.
Combination therapies useful for severe scabies casesDifferent agents have become available for scabies treatment, but topical permethrin cream 5 percent is still the go-to therapy, according to an expert. In combination with oral ivermectin, even the most challenging cases of scabies can be addressed effectively.
Head lice: myths, facts, treatmentsBack to school means saying hello to Pediculus humanus capitis—head lice. This special section reveals all you need to know about the creepy little critters and how you can help families rid their children of the infestation and the social stigma.