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Am J Infect Control. 2019 May;47(5):588-590. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.10.007. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Identifying the time to cure for patients with classic scabies after infection control intervention in acute care hospital settings.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
2
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: sypark@schmc.ac.kr.
3
Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Scabies is a re-emerging parasitic disease, particularly in hospitalized patients. This is a retrospective study analyzing adult patients with scabies admitted to a referral university hospital between 2008 and 2018. All patients were treated an average of 3times using scabicides; the median isolation period and time to cure were 14 and 15days, respectively.

KEYWORDS:

Dermatologists; Infectivity; Isolation; Outbreaks; Permethrin; Retreatment

PMID:
30527284
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2018.10.007

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