author={Maria I Hicks and Dirk M. Elston},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
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… 

Scabies: A Neglected Global Disease.

To familiarize physicians with the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, evaluation, and management of scabies, a search of primary clinical studies was conducted using Pubmed with the built-in "Clinical Queries" tool.

Sonographic findings in scabies

Scabies is a cutaneous infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, a small mite that performs its whole life cycle within the epidermis. In this case report, we provide images of the

Mange in Rabbits: An Ectoparasitic Disease with a Zoonotic Potential

This review article was designed to shed the light on the mange disease in rabbits in terms of mite's infestation and susceptibility, clinical manifestations, zoonosis, diagnosis, and control strategies.

Scabies: an ancient global disease with a need for new therapies

The emergence of resistance among scabies mites to classical scabicides and ineffectiveness of current treatments (in reducing inflammatory skin reactions and secondary bacterial infections associated with scabies), raise serious concerns regarding current therapy.

Scabies outbreak investigation and risk factors in Kechabira district, Southern Ethiopia: unmatched case control study

Investigation on scabies outbreak, identify risk factors, and recommend preventive measures in Kechabira district, Kembata Tembaro zone, Southern Ethiopia found the highest cases were seen in children aged 5–14 years and the highest incidence was in Burchana, 23.9 per 1000 population.

MRSA Femoral Osteomyelitis from Superinfected Scabies Lesions: A Pediatric Case Report

The case of a 3-year-old boy with recurrent scabies infections who presented to the emergency department because of a fever and refusal to walk is reported, highlighting the importance of early scabies diagnosis even in Western countries where poverty and household overcrowding are uncommon.

Prevalence and associated factors of scabies among schoolchildren in Dabat district, northwest Ethiopia, 2018

The prevalence of human scabies among schoolchildren in Dabat district northwest Ethiopia was high and the school localization, first cycle level of education, paternal educational status, frequency of taking a bath, and contact with a person having itchy lesions, presence of a family member with itchy lesion, and type of frequently used hand washing material were the factors significantly impacting the occurrence of scabies.

Clinical Conundrums: Differentiating Monkeypox From Similarly Presenting Infections

Understanding the disease progression and distinct clinical presentation of monkeypox in its various stages may allow for a more expedient diagnosis among healthcare providers to provide correct supportive therapies or treatments.

Successful treatment of refractory crusted scabies

A man in his 70s, with mild cognitive impairment, presented with a 6month history of a pruritic rash and was diagnosed with crusted scabies, a severe form of scabies that is high in nursing homes and hospitals, and among socially disadvantaged populations and immunocompromised individuals.

Global output of research on epidermal parasitic skin diseases from 1967 to 2017

  • W. Sweileh
  • Medicine
    Infectious Diseases of Poverty
  • 2018
Research on scabies and pediculosis dominated the field of EPSD research to the expense of tungiasis, HrCLM, myiasis, and cutaneous strongyloidiasis.



Scabies: a ubiquitous neglected skin disease.

Pediculosis and scabies.

Body lice infestation should be suspected when symptoms of generalized itching occur in persons who do not change or wash their clothing or bedding regularly and environmental measures are important to prevent recurrent infestation.

Scabies outbreak in a day-care center.

An outbreak of scabies infestation in a hospital-affiliated child-care facility that ultimately involved the treatment of more than 600 people at a cost of morethan $16 000 and took at least 4 months to eradicate is described.

Scabies: more than just an irritation

It is established that canine and human scabies populations are genetically distinct, a finding with major implications for the formulation of public health control policies.

Ivermectin for crusted (Norwegian) scabies.

To the Editor: Crusted (Norwegian) scabies is caused by an infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis in which the mite population is enormous and may number in the millions. Crusted scabies is

Scabies. Subungual areas harbor mites.

A patient with scabies was said to have mites resistant to lindane when in fact only crotamiton had been used, and the patient was recently seen whose condition was thought initially to be resistant toLindane until the mites were discovered in the subungual spaces.

Control of scabies, skin sores and haematuria in children in the Solomon Islands: another role for ivermectin.

The results show that ivermectin is an effective and practical agent in the control of scabies and that control reduces the occurrence of streptococcal skin disease and possible signs of renal damage in children.

An epidemiologic and therapeutic reassessment of scabies.

Eviologic evaluation proves the necessity of fomite precautions and of treatment of asymptomatic family members and physical contacts of all cases of scabies, and single oral-dose therapy of ivermectin (Stromectol) appears to be the treatment panacea for this infestation.

Scabies and pediculosis pubis: an update of treatment regimens and general review.

  • K. WendelA. Rompalo
  • Medicine
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2002
Treatment of pediculosis pubis is best accomplished with topical permethrin, lindane, or pyrethrins with piperonyl butoxide, and ivermectin may be of particular use in institutional outbreaks and in communities in which scabies is endemic.

Sarcoptes scabiei in a Sexually Transmitted Infections Unit: A 15-Year Study

Scabies incidence has been stable, with autumn and winter peaks, and is associated with lifestyle, MSM, and males with sporadic sexual contact.