Mites may be more widespread on a baby's skin, causing pimples over the trunk, or small blisters over the palms and soles.
Examination of the skin shows signs of scabies. Tests include an examination under the microscope of skin scrapings taken from a burrow to look for the mites. A skin biopsy can also be done.
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