Scabies

@article{Hicks2009Scabies,
  title={Scabies},
  author={Maria I Hicks and Dirk M. Elston},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={22}
}
Scabies is an ectoparasite caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, an obligate human parasite. There are about 300 million cases of scabies in the world each year. Common predisposing factors are overcrowding, immigration, poor hygiene, poor nutritional status, homelessness, dementia, and sexual contact. Direct skin‐to‐skin contact between 15 and 20 minutes is needed to transfer the mites from one person to another. The diagnosis suspected with a clinical history of itch, worse at… 

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