Review of ivermectin in scabies.


BACKGROUND Currently available topical medications for scabies are messy and need prolonged application. This leads to poor patient adherence. Emerging drug resistance to topical scabicides has made eradication of scabies difficult. OBJECTIVE Availability of an effective oral scabicidal agent, ivermectin (Ivm), opens a new era in the management of scabies… (More)