Crusted scabies

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Crusted scabies

Crusted scabies (also called Norwegian scabies) is a severe form of scabies that most often occurs in people who have a weakened immune system, neurological disease, the elderly, the disabled, or those who are mentally incapacitated. It is characterized by thick crusts of skin that contain large numbers of scabies mites and eggs. The usual features of scabies (itching and a rash) are often absent. Crusted scabies  is very contagious and can spread easily both by direct skin-to-skin contacts and through contaminated items such as clothing, bedding, and furniture. People with crusted scabies should receive quick and agressive medical treatment for their infestation to prevent outbreaks of scabies. Ivermectin is commonly used to treat this form of scabies.
 

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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

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Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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The terms "Crusted scabies" returned 21 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Crusted Scabies.
 

Author(s): Marta Elosua-González, Elena García-Zamora

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 Aug;377(5):476.

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2017

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Crusted scabies in a patient with lepromatous leprosy.
 

Author(s): Alexandra Peres Paim Pedra E Cal, Cassio Porto Ferreira, José Augusto da Costa Nery

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;20(4):399-400.

 

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2016

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Crusted scabies diagnosed by reflectance confocal microscopy.
 

Author(s): Pinar Incel Uysal, Mehmet Salih Gurel, Asli Vefa Erdemir

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;81(6):620-2.

 

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2015

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The terms "Crusted scabies" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Crusted scabies.
 

Author(s): Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;75(4):340-7.

 

Crusted scabies is a rare manifestation of scabies characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of mites in the skin. In immunocompromised patients, this infestation is characterized by crusted lesions. The occurrence of the disease in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients ...

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2009

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Efficacy Study Between Two Different Dosages of an Antiparasitic in Patients With Crusted Scabies
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Gale; Severe Forms of Scabies; Oral Parasitic Drug; Ivermectin

 

Last Updated: 7 Dec 2016

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