Impetigo and scabies – Disease burden and modern treatment strategies

Daniel K. Yeoh, Asha C. Bowen, Jonathan R. Carapetis

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Abstract

Impetigo and scabies both present different challenges in resource-limited compared with industrialised settings. Severe complications of these skin infections are common in resource-limited settings, where the burden of disease is highest. The microbiology, risk factors for disease, diagnostic approaches and availability and suitability of therapies also vary according to setting. Taking this into account we aim to summarise recent data on the epidemiology of impetigo and scabies and describe the current evidence around approaches to individual and community based treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S61-S67
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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