A 14-year-old boy came to the clinic with her mother, complaining of intense itching on his scalp for the past few days. The mother reports that he has noticed his son scratching his head frequently, particularly at night. He has been irritable and has had difficulty concentrating in school. The mother also mentions that the child has recently returned from a summer camp. No other family members have similar symptoms. He has no significant past medical history, and he is up to date on his vaccinations. He has not had any recent illnesses or infections. His physical examination revealed tiny white nits attached to the hair shafts, particularly at the posterior hairline and behind the ears, as shown in the image. There were no signs of infection or inflammation beyond the localized irritation from scratching. Which of the following diagnoses is most likely,

Based on the patient's history and physical examination findings?

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Ace Qbank Clinical Edge


Ace Qbank Clinical Edge

Making the proper diagnosis is one of the most important aspects of any medical student’s or junior doctor’s clinical training and hence we created Clinical Edge Cases.

Ace Qbank Clinical Edge helps our students put their knowledge of symptoms and physical findings to test by applying clinical reasoning and assessment concepts to a series of common clinical vignettes. Problem-based learning is being used to focus on the cause behind the presentation of a simulated clinical case.

Each simulated Clinical Edge case contains a list of common causes of the presented condition, offers abundant references to the presented case, making additional information easy to find

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