Scabies crustosa. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2020 Jan 24;117(4):60 Authors: Kohn D, Wetzig T PMID: 32036855 [PubMed - in process]
In a lab setting, the anthelmintic ivermectin, a drug used for decades to treat head lice, scabies, and other parasitic infections, killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours.WebMD Health News
Doctors also prescribe it to treat head lice, scabies, and other infections caused by parasites.
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 ...
Chiggers vs. Scabies
Conclusions/SignificanceLemongrass oil should be considered as a promising miticidal and ovicidal agent for scabies control.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.