New Technology Poster Session
Clinically, the severity of the scabies disease ranges from a mild rash to a severe granulomatous manifestation.
Materials and Methods
The 100 MHz ultrasound imaging unit consists of an applicator with the transducer, a transient recorder, a control unit and a computer.
Water is used as coupling medium. After placing the applicator on the skin, the plexiglas chamber is filled with water.
We studied scabies eruptions in 10 patients at different locations.The severity of the disease ranged from a mild expression to a severe granulomatous manifestation.
Intracorneal burrows were well visualized sonographically, even in patients with a mild form of scabies.
Figure 2 shows a sonogram of a granulomatous rash of scabies disease.
In patients with granulomatous scabies, sonographic examination revealed areas of relatively low echogenicity caused by the accompanying inflammatory infiltrate. In this case, the burrow diameter cannot be determined exactly. In the sonograms the infiltrate occurs echopoor.
The dimensions of the sonograms of the figures 1 and 2 are the same (10 mm x 1,6 mm).
Discussion and Conclusion
Using 100 MHz sonography it is possible to visualize and quantify changes in the horny layer in vivo.
We conclude, that the 100 MHz sonography is well suited to evaluate diseases located in the stratum corneum.
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|Kaspar, K.; el Gammal, S.; Altmeyer, P.; Vogt, M.; Ermert, H.; (1998). Scabies In The 100 MHz Sonogram. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/newtech/kaspar0551/index.html|
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