Skin infestations
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Skin infestations

Sandra Lawton Nurse consultant dermatology, Queen’s Nurse, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

Infestations can be found on the skin or cause skin reactions. There are many types of skin infestations, which can often cause embarrassment and anxiety for patients, their family and their carers. This article will provide an overview of skin infestations focusing on head lice and scabies in particular.


Primary Health Care. 27, 10,34-40. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1341

Received: 22 July 2017

Accepted: 19 September 2017

Published in print: 29 November 2017

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict Of Interest

None declared