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Image Gallery: Scabies incognito. Br J Dermatol. 2019 Jan;180(1):e5 Authors: Kjerkegaard U, Bygum A PMID: 30604534 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research

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Scabies is an ectoparasitic dermatosis caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis and is a public health issue in all countries regardless of socioeconomic status. In high-income countries, delays in diagnosis can lead to institutional outbreaks while in low- and middle-income countries, poor access to healthcare contributes to disease undertreatment and long-term systemic sequelae. With scabies now recognized as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization, increased awareness and systematic efforts are addressing gaps in diagnosis and treatment that impede scabies control.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion Atopic dermatitis (AD) has a prevalence of 3-5% in the overall U.S. population but is increasing with an estimated 10-15% lifetime risk in childhood. It is even more common in children of color with a prevalence in African-American/black children of 17% and Hispanic children of 14%. Health care utilization data also appears to support more severe disease in children of color also. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a common dermatological skin problem which characteristically is a pruritic, papular eruption with erythema. Like most papulosquamous eruptions it often occurs in intertrigenous areas in people with alle...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Two doses of oral ivermectin administered throughout the population is more effective at dealing with outbreaks of scabies than mass treatment with topical permethrin or administering permethrin cream to affected people and their contacts, according to a new two-year report published online by The New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news
Burrowing skin mites drive victims mad with itching, but distribution of a few pills can drive the infestation from entire communities.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Scabies Impetigo Pesticides New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Fiji Medicine and Health Source Type: news
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) Results of a two-year update of the world's first comparative trial of mass drug administration against scabies, show that the infection rate is still significantly down. The latest findings are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.In 2012, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the Kirby Institute and the Fiji Ministry for Health, treated almost everyone on a remote Fijian island (716 people) with the oral anti-parasitic drug ivermectin.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
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Source: New England Journal of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This study investigated the use of SARCOPTES-ELISA DOG KIT as a diagnostic tool in detecting anti-mite antibodies, establishing the prevalence of scabies in dogs and the associated risk factors of canine mange occurrence. A total of 384 dogs (149 males and 235 females) were randomly sampled from eight local government areas. The prevalence of canine sarcopticosis was found to be 67.45% (259/384) using the ELISA kit. ELISA test had a 96.4% sensitivity against microscopy test (21.42%) as skin scrapping with microscopy demonstrated mites in 12 out of 56 dogs, while ELISA detected antibodies in 54 out of the 56 dogs presented ...
Source: Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Tags: J Immunoassay Immunochem Source Type: research
We present the results of a study on the effectiveness of a topical combination of diflucortolone and chlorquinaldol. Eighteen African patients who had been previously affected by scabies and treated with permethrin were enrolled. The diagnosis of PSP was made by excluding other causes through microscopic examinations. All patients were treated with the drug combination by two applications daily for two weeks. The primary study objective was to evaluate the itch by a visual analogue scale (VAS) of 0-100. Fifteen patients (83.3%) could be evaluated. All reported improvements: from 86/100 at the start to 29/100 (-57/100) at ...
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research
eng A Abstract Between October and December 2018, several clinicians in Norway reported an increase in scabies diagnoses. We compared data from the Norwegian Syndromic Surveillance System on medical consultations for mite infestations with scabies treatment sales data to investigate this reported increase. From 2013 to 2018, consultations and sales of scabies treatments had almost increased by threefold, particularly affecting young adults 15-29 years. We recommend to increase awareness among clinicians to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. PMID: 31186078 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2019Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and WildlifeAuthor(s): Kevin D. Niedringhaus, Justin D. Brown, Kellyn M. Sweeley, Michael J. YabsleyAbstractThe “itch mite” or “mange mite”, Sarcoptes scabiei, causes scabies in humans and sarcoptic mange in domestic and free-ranging animals. This mite has a wide host range due to its ability to adapt to new hosts and has been spread across the globe presumably through human expansion. While disease caused by S. scabiei has been very well-studied in humans and domestic animals, there are still nu...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
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