Tag: Scabies

  Mass Drug Administration for Scabies Control in a Population with Endemic Disease Scabies is an underrecognized and common disease transmitted by direct contact and inoculation of surfaces and articles of clothing. Chronic scabies infection can lead to systemic illness and complications. In this study of three different island communities in...
  1. Mass administration of ivermectin decreased the prevalence of scabies and impetigo in Fiji over the course of a year. 2. Mild adverse events were more frequent in the ivermectin group. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Scabies, the skin condition caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, is a public health...

Patient Basics: Scabies

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Scabies is a mite infestation of the skin. The scabies mite, also known as the human itch or mange mite, causes intense itching, and it is contagious. When a person catches scabies, pregnant female mites dig burrows in the skin and lay eggs along...