A Risk-Benefit Assessment of Agents Used in the Treatment of Scabies

@article{Elgart1996ARA,
  title={A Risk-Benefit Assessment of Agents Used in the Treatment of Scabies},
  author={M. Elgart},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={1996},
  volume={14},
  pages={386-393}
}
SummaryPermethrin is probably the most effective topical treatment for scabies. There is little microbial resistance to the drug, and it is highly effective. Toxicity is limited to occasional contact dermatitis. Similarly, oral ivermectin 200 µg/kg is extremely effective. Oral administration eliminates the need to be certain that medication has been applied properly. Toxicity has been very limited. It is not available in the US for human use in scabies at this time.The toxicity of most of other… Expand
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