Scabies is a common dermatological problem and is a highly contagious disease. The problem of misdiagnosis of scabies is yet to be solved.
Over one year, 21 I cases of scabies attending Dermatology Clinic o.f Sohag University Hospital. were diagnosed clinically. Skin scraping with mineral oil was done for those patients and was examined microscopically .fnr recovery of mites.
Correlation of the clinical diagnosis and paraasitological results was estimated, as well as the prevalence and several epidemiological parameters of the disease. and all data were recorded and discussed.
It is concluded that thorough clinical examination can save the effect of parasitological diagnosis for the suspected cases only. The prevalence of scabies in the present study was3.8%. this is the first record of it in Sohag Goveniorate. Prospective studies are to be done later to assess the profile of the disease in the study area.