Scabies

Scabies is the infestation of the skin with the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies causes intense itching lesions with erythematous papules and programs in the interdigital spaces, wrists, waist and genitals. The diagnosis is made by physical examination and wet mount. To treat topical Skabizide or rare ivermectin can be used.

Scabies is the infestation of the skin with the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies causes intense itching lesions with erythematous papules and programs in the interdigital spaces, wrists, waist and genitals. The diagnosis is made by physical examination and wet mount. To treat topical Skabizide or rare ivermectin can be used. Etiology Scabies is caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. Hominis, an obligate human parasites living in dug tunnels in the stratum corneum. Scabies is easily transmitted through physical contact from person to person, besides also a transfer by animals and contaminated objects is probably possible. Primary risk factors include crowded living conditions (eg. As schools, shelters, barracks and some households), there is no clear correlation with poor hygiene. For unknown reasons, the encrusting scabies occurs more frequently in patients with immunodeficiency (eg. As with HIV infection, hematologic malignancies, chronic use of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive agents), severe physical or mental disability as well as the Australian Aborigines. Scabies occurs worldwide. In warm climates, patients develop small erythematous papules with a few gears. The disease severity depends on the immune status of the patient and not on the geographical location. Scabies Image courtesy of Karen McKoy, M.D. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/scabies_wrist_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/scabies_wrist_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ scabies ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37894908 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eDas child in this photo has the wrist crease of the flexor grouped excoriations and crusted lesions. This finding is typical of scabies. Courses are 3 to 4 mm large crusted lesions in the wrist wrinkles and other places before u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’. Image courtesy of Karen McKoy

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