Scabies

  • A. Górkiewicz-Petkow
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Abstract

Scabies is an ectoparasite skin infection. The role of mites as a cause of ectoparasite skin infections in man has often been underestimated. In the presence of a pleomorphic, pruritic, papular eruption the possibility of mite infestation should be taken into account. Scabies has been recognized for thousands of years. The causative mite was discovered in the 17th century.

Keywords

Dust Psoriasis Dermatitis Dermatol Macrolide 

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