Scabies: a suitable case for a global control initiative

  title={Scabies: a suitable case for a global control initiative},
  author={R. Hay and A. Steer and O. Chosidow and B. Currie},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  • R. Hay, A. Steer, +1 author B. Currie
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
  • There used to be an old medical adage taught to all medical students that ran as follows ‘the commonest cause of itch is The Itch’; ‘The Itch’ referred to the infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, or human scabies [1]. Whereas the prevalence of scabies has declined in industrialized nations, it remains one of the most common skin diseases seen in developing countries. The current estimate of global numbers of cases for 2005, based on point prevalence, is huge, and greater than 105 million… CONTINUE READING
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