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Scabies

MedGen UID:
48566
Concept ID:
C0036262
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei; Infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis; infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis; Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis; Sarcoptes scabiei caused disease or disorder; Sarcoptes scabiei disease or disorder; Sarcoptes scabiei infectious disease; Sarcoptic itch; sarcoptic itch; scabies
SNOMED CT: Scabies (128869009); Sarcoptic itch (128869009); Infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis (128869009); Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis (128869009)
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0004525

Definition

A contagious skin infection that is caused by the burrowing parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, and is characterized by intense itching and small, raised red spots in the area of the mite burrows. [from NCI]

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Sunderkötter C, Wohlrab J, Hamm H
Dtsch Arztebl Int 2021 Oct 15;118(41):695-704. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.m2021.0296. PMID: 34615594Free PMC Article
Gunning K, Kiraly B, Pippitt K
Am Fam Physician 2019 May 15;99(10):635-642. PMID: 31083883
Salavastru CM, Chosidow O, Boffa MJ, Janier M, Tiplica GS
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Aug;31(8):1248-1253. Epub 2017 Jun 22 doi: 10.1111/jdv.14351. PMID: 28639722

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Ertugrul G, Aktas H
Dermatol Ther 2022 Dec;35(12):e15897. Epub 2022 Oct 17 doi: 10.1111/dth.15897. PMID: 36193643
Sunderkötter C, Wohlrab J, Hamm H
Dtsch Arztebl Int 2021 Oct 15;118(41):695-704. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.m2021.0296. PMID: 34615594Free PMC Article
Bernigaud C, Fischer K, Chosidow O
Acta Derm Venereol 2020 Apr 20;100(9):adv00112. doi: 10.2340/00015555-3468. PMID: 32207535Free PMC Article
Engelman D, Yoshizumi J, Hay RJ, Osti M, Micali G, Norton S, Walton S, Boralevi F, Bernigaud C, Bowen AC, Chang AY, Chosidow O, Estrada-Chavez G, Feldmeier H, Ishii N, Lacarrubba F, Mahé A, Maurer T, Mahdi MMA, Murdoch ME, Pariser D, Nair PA, Rehmus W, Romani L, Tilakaratne D, Tuicakau M, Walker SL, Wanat KA, Whitfeld MJ, Yotsu RR, Steer AC, Fuller LC
Br J Dermatol 2020 Nov;183(5):808-820. Epub 2020 Mar 29 doi: 10.1111/bjd.18943. PMID: 32034956Free PMC Article
Leung AKC, Lam JM, Leong KF
Curr Pediatr Rev 2020;16(1):33-42. doi: 10.2174/1573396315666190717114131. PMID: 31544694

Diagnosis

Sunderkötter C, Wohlrab J, Hamm H
Dtsch Arztebl Int 2021 Oct 15;118(41):695-704. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.m2021.0296. PMID: 34615594Free PMC Article
Richards RN
J Cutan Med Surg 2021 Jan-Feb;25(1):95-101. Epub 2020 Sep 30 doi: 10.1177/1203475420960446. PMID: 32998532
Leung AKC, Lam JM, Leong KF
Curr Pediatr Rev 2020;16(1):33-42. doi: 10.2174/1573396315666190717114131. PMID: 31544694
Gunning K, Kiraly B, Pippitt K
Am Fam Physician 2019 May 15;99(10):635-642. PMID: 31083883
Chandler DJ, Fuller LC
Dermatology 2019;235(2):79-90. Epub 2018 Dec 13 doi: 10.1159/000495290. PMID: 30544123

Therapy

Widaty S, Miranda E, Cornain EF, Rizky LA
J Infect Dev Ctries 2022 Feb 28;16(2):244-251. doi: 10.3855/jidc.15222. PMID: 35298417
Sunderkötter C, Wohlrab J, Hamm H
Dtsch Arztebl Int 2021 Oct 15;118(41):695-704. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.m2021.0296. PMID: 34615594Free PMC Article
Richards RN
J Cutan Med Surg 2021 Jan-Feb;25(1):95-101. Epub 2020 Sep 30 doi: 10.1177/1203475420960446. PMID: 32998532
Leung AKC, Lam JM, Leong KF
Curr Pediatr Rev 2020;16(1):33-42. doi: 10.2174/1573396315666190717114131. PMID: 31544694
Gunning K, Kiraly B, Pippitt K
Am Fam Physician 2019 May 15;99(10):635-642. PMID: 31083883

Prognosis

Leung AKC, Lam JM, Leong KF
Curr Pediatr Rev 2020;16(1):33-42. doi: 10.2174/1573396315666190717114131. PMID: 31544694
Müllegger RR, Häring NS, Glatz M
Clin Dermatol 2016 May-Jun;34(3):368-77. Epub 2016 Feb 9 doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2016.02.009. PMID: 27265075
Johnstone P, Stong M
Am Fam Physician 2015 Nov 15;92(10):919-20. PMID: 26554285
Rosamilia LL
Semin Cutan Med Surg 2014 Sep;33(3):106-9. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.0103. PMID: 25577847
Hay RJ, Johns NE, Williams HC, Bolliger IW, Dellavalle RP, Margolis DJ, Marks R, Naldi L, Weinstock MA, Wulf SK, Michaud C, J L Murray C, Naghavi M
J Invest Dermatol 2014 Jun;134(6):1527-1534. Epub 2013 Oct 28 doi: 10.1038/jid.2013.446. PMID: 24166134

Clinical prediction guides

Leung AKC, Lam JM, Leong KF
Curr Pediatr Rev 2020;16(1):33-42. doi: 10.2174/1573396315666190717114131. PMID: 31544694
Rosales Santillan M, Taylor DL, Reichenberg JS
G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2018 Aug;153(4):497-505. Epub 2018 Apr 18 doi: 10.23736/S0392-0488.18.05984-9. PMID: 29667798
Salavastru CM, Chosidow O, Boffa MJ, Janier M, Tiplica GS
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Aug;31(8):1248-1253. Epub 2017 Jun 22 doi: 10.1111/jdv.14351. PMID: 28639722
Johnstone PP, Strong M
BMJ Clin Evid 2008 Aug 22;2008 PMID: 19445807Free PMC Article
Powell RF, Palmer SM, Palmer CH, Smith EB
Int J Dermatol 1977 Oct;16(8):679-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4362.1977.tb01882.x. PMID: 72050

Recent systematic reviews

Tang M, Hu X, Wang Y, Yao X, Zhang W, Yu C, Cheng F, Li J, Fang Q
Pharmacol Res 2021 Jan;163:105207. Epub 2020 Sep 21 doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2020.105207. PMID: 32971268Free PMC Article
May PJ, Tong SYC, Steer AC, Currie BJ, Andrews RM, Carapetis JR, Bowen AC
Trop Med Int Health 2019 Mar;24(3):280-293. Epub 2019 Jan 28 doi: 10.1111/tmi.13198. PMID: 30582783Free PMC Article
Rosumeck S, Nast A, Dressler C
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Apr 2;4(4):CD012994. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012994. PMID: 29608022Free PMC Article
Romani L, Steer AC, Whitfeld MJ, Kaldor JM
Lancet Infect Dis 2015 Aug;15(8):960-7. Epub 2015 Jun 15 doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00132-2. PMID: 26088526
Johnstone PP, Strong M
BMJ Clin Evid 2008 Aug 22;2008 PMID: 19445807Free PMC Article

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