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Scabies - An ancient itch that is still rampant today


Thomas, J and Christenson, JK and Walker, E and Baby, KE and Peterson, GM, Scabies - An ancient itch that is still rampant today, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 42, (6) pp. 793-799. ISSN 0269-4727 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/jcpt.12631


What is known and Objective: Scabies is recognized as a neglected tropical disease responsible for a substantial health and economic burden, especially in resource-poor communities around the world.

Comment: There are relatively few current treatment options for scabies, and they possess important limitations. The treatments are ineffective in preventing relapse, inflammatory skin reactions and associated bacterial skin infections. There are also safety concerns, especially in children and pregnant women. Furthermore, there has been the emergence of resistance among scabies mites to the classical acaricides.

What is new and Conclusion: More research needs to be devoted to developing new treatments for scabies.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:scabies new treatments resistance
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Dermatology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:122263
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2017-11-07
Last Modified:2018-02-28

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