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Scabies- Dr. Trinidad is an academic dermatologist at The Ohio State University with an expertise in complex medical dermatology, inpatient hospital consult dermatology, HIV dermatology and the dermatologic care of incarcerated patients. In this 90 minute presentation, Dr. Trinidad discusses epidmiology, presentation, diagnosis and treatment of human scabies infections. He will discuss common mimickers and other potential infestations that may be mistaken for scabies infection. At the end of this presentation, the learner should have an understanding of morphological presentation of scabies infection, and first line treatment. The learner should also have an understanding of nuance in morphological presentation and be able to broaden their differential diagnosis in patients presenting with presumed scabies infection.


Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basic epidemiology of scabies
  • Understand the life cycle and biological behavior of scabies
  • Understand the clinical subtypes of scabies infections
  • Understand diagnostic techniques for identifying scabies infections
  • Understand treatment options of classic scabies
  • Understand treatment options for scabies in special populations
  • Differentiate between clinical mimickers of scabies as well as common diagnostic comorbidities
  • Differentiate between other insect and mite infestations that are commonly confused with scabies


About the Instructor

John Trinidad, MD, MPH, FAAD

John Trinidad, MD MPH FAAD completed medical school at the University of California, San Francisco completing the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US). After graduating, he achieved a Master in Public Health at Harvard University. He completed his internship in internal medicine at The Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California, and began his dermatology training at Harbor-UCLA Medical center in Torrance, California. Dr. Trinidad completed his chief year of residency in dermatology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Trinidad is a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Dermatology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is director of the inpatient dermatology consultation service. He has special interests in infectious diseases, sexually transmitted infections, skin cancer screening, skin of color, acne, psoriasis, and eczema. He has academic interest in medical education, public health, and health policy. Dr. Trinidad also staffs the general and surgical dermatology clinic for Franklin Medical Center, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

Dr. Trinidad is active in both state and national societies and has been elected to the Ohio Dermatological Association Board of Trustees to serve his second three-year term from 2020 – 2023. He has been appointed to American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Committee Diversity Taskforce and Congressional Policy Committee. He is an active member of the AAD Expert Resource Group on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Sexual and Gender Minority (LGBT/SGM) Health.


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