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CME Objective: To review current evidence for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common cutaneous parasites.
Disclosures: Drs. Markova, Kam, Miller, and Lichtman, ACP Contributing Authors, have disclosed the following conflict of interest: Payment for manuscript preparation: American College of Physicians. Dr. Miller has also disclosed the following conflicts of interest: Honoraria: American College of Rheumatology; Payment for development of educational presentations, including service on speakers’ bureaus: Rockpointe; Travel/accommodations expenses covered or reimbursed: American College of Rheumatology. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-1346.
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