• Evan Piette


Scabies is a relatively common infestation that occurs throughout the world. The itch is notoriously severe, and proper diagnosis is essential to prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease.


Scabies Crusted scabies Pruritus Mite 

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    Tijoe M, Vissers W. Scabies outbreaks in nursing homes for the elderly: recognition, treatment options and control of reinfestation. Drugs Aging. 2008;25(4):299–305.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evan Piette
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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