Rate and factors for scabies recurrence in children in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective study
This study aimed to estimate...
Conclusion: The rate of scabies recurrence among adult patients in Saudi Arabia was high, and is comparable with previous report in Japan. The study suggests that male gender, first tertile, and high humidity were independently associated with the high rate of scabies recurrences among adults. An interventional program to lower the rate of scabies recurrences and prevent outbreak should be undertaken. PMID: 31828279 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: 7–13 December 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10214Author(s): Jo Middleton, Stephen L Walker, Thomas House, Michael G Head, Jackie A Cassel
This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of scabies and the strategies for managing outbreaks with special reference to older patients. PMID: 31732810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DiscussionEven in this previously highly VL endemic area, PKDL is a rare condition. Nevertheless, even a single case can trigger a new VL outbreak. Leprosy is also a rare disease, but current prevalence is over 17 times the elimination threshold proclaimed by WHO. Both diseases require continued surveillance. Active case finding for leprosy can be recommended among household members and close neighbors of leprosy patients but would not be feasible for entire populations. Periodic skin camps may be a feasible and affordable alternative.
This study aimed to present the annual and seasonal trend of prevalence of scabies in the national population. Scabies cases were extracted from National Health Insurance Service database and its epidemiologic characteristics were assessed. To analyze the seasonality of scabies occurrence, temperature and humidity were included in the model as weather factors, and the per capita gross national income index was adjusted. The annual prevalence by age group was 0.56-0.69 per 1,000 persons until the age of 40 years and peaked at 3.0-4.1 per 1,000 persons in the age group over 80 years. The number of women diagnosed with scabie...
We report a nosocomial outbreak of crusted scabies due to S. scabiei var. canis in immunosuppressed patients. PMID: 31535362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The clinical presentation and risk factors of scabies change significantly with scabies outbreaks, and consequently so do the lines of treatment in Saudi Arabia. The present study highlights the importance of adopting strategies related to community infection control and prevention. PMID: 31423520 [PubMed - in process]
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; in low- and middle-income countries, poor access to health care 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.
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.
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