How fast do scabies mites move? Dermoscopy video answers that question.

How fast do scabies mites move? Dermoscopy video answers that question. J Fam Pract. 2020 Jan/Feb;69(1):16 Authors: Usatine R, Marghoob A PMID: 32017830 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Family Practice - Category: Practice Management Authors: Tags: J Fam Pract Source Type: research

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Doctors also prescribe it to treat head lice, scabies, and other infections caused by parasites.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
by Moonsuk Bae, Ji Yeun Kim, Jiwon Jung, Hye Hee Cha, Na-Young Jeon, Hyun-Jung Lee, Min Jae Kim, Sung Eun Chang, Sung-Han Kim Scabies is a highly contagious parasitic disease associated with long-term residence in nursing homes, and it is a public health burden worldwide. However, atypical skin manifestations are frequent and the widely used diagnostic test based on microscopic examinations has limited sensitivity. We ev aluated the diagnostic value of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from skin scraping in patients with suspected scabies. Adult patients with suspected scabies, unrelated diseases or healthy volunteers were ...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Chiggers vs. Scabies
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Conclusions/SignificanceLemongrass oil should be considered as a promising miticidal and ovicidal agent for scabies control.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Ivermectin is used on the NHS and in the US for parasitic infections - but researchers in Australia believe it could be useful against COVID-19.
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Condition:   Scabies Interventions:   Drug: Oral ivermectin;   Drug: Permethrin Cream;   Other: Placebo tablet;   Other: Placebo cream Sponsors:   University of Oxford;   Chittagong Medical College;   The Fundação de Medicina Tropical Doutor Heitor Vieira Dourado (FMT-HVD);   Kenya Medical Research Institute;   Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) Not yet recruiting
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ConclusionsOur study found that standardized ID screening in a URM cohort was practicable and helped collection of relevant patient data in a thorough and time-effective manner. However, screening practices need to be ameliorated, especially in relation to testing for parasitic infections. Most importantly, we found that only a minority of infections were able to be detected clinically. This underscores the importance of active surveillance of IDs among refugees.
Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
At midnight on Thursday March 26, all of South Africa went into lockdown. For the next 21 days, no one is to leave their homes unless they are going to the grocery store, the pharmacy or to seek medical help. No dog walking, no jogging, no food delivery services. Only essential workers are exempt, and that list is small. When President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on March 23, a week after shutting the nation’s schools, there were only 402 confirmed COVID-19 cases. But it was essential, he said, to “flatten the curve” before widespread outbreaks overwhelmed the country’s fragile medical sys...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news
This study provides insights into how this deceptively complex pathway is regulated in the absence of a pathway specific master regulator, and how it might coordinate with the central metabolism of the cell.
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Abstract Skin disease is a common illness in most tropical regions where the pattern of clinical, presentations is dominated by infections. Along with common diseases such as pyodermas and fungal infections, a group of conditions known collectively as the neglected tropical diseases of the skin or Skin NTDs, which are the targets for worldwide control or elimination are also seen in health care facilities. These diseases range from the common, such a scabies, to those that are less frequent including leprosy and mycetoma. The initiative to use skin presentations of tropical diseases as a route to diagnosis by fron...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research
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