Scabies—An ancient itch that is still rampant today

Jackson THOMAS, Julia Christenson, Erin WALKER, Kavya Baby, G M Peterson

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Abstract

What is known and Objective: Scabies is recognized as a neglected tropical disease responsible for a substantial health and economic burden, especially in resource-poor communities around the world.
Comment: There are relatively few current treatment options for scabies, and they possess important limitations. The treatments are ineffective in preventing relapse, inflammatory skin reactions and associated bacterial skin infections. There are also safety concerns, especially in children and pregnant women. Furthermore, there has been the emergence of resistance among scabies mites to the classical acaricides.
What is new and Conclusion: More research needs to be devoted to developing new treatments for scabies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-799
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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THOMAS, Jackson ; Christenson, Julia ; WALKER, Erin ; Baby, Kavya ; Peterson, G M. / Scabies—An ancient itch that is still rampant today. In: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2017 ; Vol. 42, No. 6. pp. 793-799.
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In: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Vol. 42, No. 6, 2017, p. 793-799.

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