Volume 15, Number 3, September 2008Xth European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP-10, Paris, August 24-28, 2008)
|Page(s)||248 - 251|
|Published online||15 September 2008|
Xth EMOP, August 2008
Treatment of scabies infestations
Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
2 MD, Department of Dermatology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
* Correspondence: Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, PhD, Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, P.O. Box 12272, Jerusalem 91120, Israel. Tel.: 02/675-8093 – Fax: 02/67507425 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scabies is an intensely pruritic disorder induced by an immune allergic response to infestation of the skin by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The biology of the mite, the clinical aspects and diagnosis of scabies infestations as well as the treatment of choice with 5 % permethrin dermal cream and the use of scabicides based on other chemical substances are reviewed.
Key words: scabies / treatment / permethrin / crotamiton / sulphur / benzyl benzoate / gamma benzenehexachloride / ivermectin
© PRINCEPS Editions, Paris, 2008, transferred to Société Française de Parasitologie
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