Prevention, control and treatment of scabies
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Prevention, control and treatment of scabies

Dinah Gould Professor in applied health, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London

Scabies is a common, but neglected, skin condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent globally. It causes distress and is frequently regarded as a stigmatising condition, although it can affect anyone of any age or social class. Understanding the epidemiology and life cycle of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, which causes scabies, is the key to effective prevention and control.

Nursing Standard. 25, 9,42-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.11.25.9.42.c8076

Correspondence

D.Gould@city.ac.uk

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