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n. pl.1.(Med.) Hardened masses of feces.
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To help diagnose this infestation, scrape the lesion and visualize the mite, the scybala or mite feces, or the oval eggs under the microscope.
The diagnosis is confirmed by identifying the mite, its scybala or eggs.
Confirmation was done by burrow detection by ink method and microscopic evidence of Sarcoptes scabiei mite in any of its development stage or its feces called scybala. Exclusion criteria included: pregnant or lactating patients, hypersensitivity to permethrin or ivermectin, prior use of topical or systemic scabicide in last 4 weeks, patients on radiotherapy, steroids or other immunosuppressive drugs for any systemic or cutaneous indication.
(2) Although inflammatory, pruritic papules are present at most infested sites, the pathognomonic linear-to-serpiginous intradermal burrows, 5-10 mm long, dotted with fecal lithes (pellets) or scybala, and terminating in raised papules hiding ovipositing females are often absent.