Scabies: How to find and stop the itch

C. Pruksachatkunakorn, A. M. Duarte, L. Schachner

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Scabies is a pruritic skin infestation caused by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Physical proximity allows the mite to move from one host to another. The diagnosis is made by identifying the mite or its eggs or excrement microscopically from a sample of skin scrapings. Treatment is achieved with topical application of a scabicide and elimination of the mite from the patient's surroundings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266+269
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


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