Crusted scabies in remote Australia, a new way forward: lessons and outcomes from the East Arnhem Scabies Control Program.

@article{Lokuge2014CrustedSI,
  title={Crusted scabies in remote Australia, a new way forward: lessons and outcomes from the East Arnhem Scabies Control Program.},
  author={Buddhi Lokuge and Alex Kopczynski and Angela Woltmann and Faye Alvoen and Christine Connors and Terrence Guyula and Eddie Mulholland and Samantha Cran and T. J. Foster and Kamalini M. Lokuge and Tanya Burke and Sam Prince},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2014},
  volume={200 11},
  pages={644-8}
}
Crusted scabies is a highly infectious, debilitating and disfiguring disease, and remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia have the highest reported rates of the condition in the world. We draw on monitoring data of the East Arnhem Scabies Control Program to discuss outcomes and lessons learnt through managing the condition in remote communities. Using active case finding, we identified seven patients with crusted scabies in three communities and found most had not presented to… CONTINUE READING
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