Scabies Symptoms

Scabies Symptoms - Scabies Symptoms Diagnosis is based on...

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Scabies Symptoms Diagnosis is based on history and clinical examination Characterised by: Pruritus Site of lesions = axillae, groin, buttocks, hands/feet (especially web spaces), sparing of head and neck (except in infants) Similar symptoms in family members or sexual partner Risk factors: sexual promiscuity, age<15 over 65, crowding, poverty, nosocomial, immunocompromised Causes Spread of the infection is primarily via direct contact with an infested individual The mite attaches to the skin and burrows through the human stratum corneum. Scabies mite remains alive 2-3 days on clothing/sheets Incubation for 1 month Other variant: Crusted scabies (e.g. Norwegian scabies) is a highly contagious form of scabies (usually seen in immunocompromised patients) Epidemiology 300 million cases worldwide Areas of overcrowded living conditions and poverty Diagnosis
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1. Ink burrow test = microscopic examination of root and content of burrow with KOH for mite, eggs and mite faeces
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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