The 2020 IACS Consensus Criteria for the Diagnosis of Scabies.

CONCLUSIONS: The 2020 IACS Criteria represent a pragmatic, yet robust set of diagnostic features and methods. The criteria may be implemented in a range of research, public health and clinical settings by selecting the appropriate diagnostic levels and subcategories. These criteria may provide greater consistency and standardisation for scabies diagnoses. Validation studies and development of training materials and development of survey methods are now required. PMID: 32034956 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research

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