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Scratching the surface: treatment of scabies

Scratching the surface: treatment of scabies


Siobhan Hicks
Nurse Practitioner
Tower Hamlets PCT
Lecturer in public health and primary care
City University

Scabies is the commonest skin infestation, with an estimated 300 million cases worldwide.(1) It is easily missed or misdiagnosed and can affect people of any age, but it is mostly seen in children, young adults, immobilised elderly people and those who are immunologically compromised.

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