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Scabies is a highly contagious, pruritic dermatosis caused by infestation with the Sarcoptes scabei mite. Scabies can present in many different forms and lead to misdiagnosis. Some of the conditions that it can be misdiagnosed as include atopic dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis and other insect infestations. Burrows which are typical for scabies though not seen in cases of atopic dermatitis the linear arrangement of the lesions can lead to confusion..
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