Scabies is a contagious skin infestation caused by the human mite Sarcoptes scabiei. It remains a significant public health problem worldwide. Scabies infestation is independent of socioeconomic situation, age or sex. Epidemics of scabies occur in hospitals, nursing homes and schools. Spreading of the disease often depends on late and incorrect diagnosis especially for hyperkeratotic scabies. Treatment should be applied preferably after the confirmation of the clinical diagnosis. Effectiveness of the medications depends not only on the drugs but also on the proper use according to instructions.


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  1. 1.Department of DermatologyWarsaw Medical UniversityWarsawPoland

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