Scabies in healthcare settings

  title={Scabies in healthcare settings},
  author={S. Bouvresse and O. Chosidow},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  • S. Bouvresse, O. Chosidow
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
  • Purpose of review In industrialized countries, epidemics of scabies are mainly described within families or in institutions such as healthcare settings. Control of institutional scabies is associated with a considerable working and economic burden, but guidelines for the management are scarce. Recent findings The prevalence of institutional scabies is probably underestimated. Identified risk factors for institutional scabies outbreaks include the institution type, extensive physical contact… CONTINUE READING
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