Nosocomial outbreak of scabies.

  title={Nosocomial outbreak of scabies.},
  author={Po Ren Hsueh and Bin Lin and Chorng-Jer Hwang and Bor-Shen Hsieh and Jeffrey C Liu and Ming-Chih Lin},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  volume={91 2},
Scabies is a common infestation caused by the human itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Small outbreaks in communities or hospitals are not uncommon, but are rarely documented. In this paper, we report on a nosocomial outbreak of scabies originating from a patient with Norwegian scabies at the Intensive Care Unit in Taiwan Provincial Tainan Hospital. Twenty-nine… CONTINUE READING