|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2004|
|Authors:||E. Orion, Matz, H., Wolf, R.|
|Journal:||Clinics in dermatology|
|Pagination:||513 - 519|
|Keywords:||animals, Diagnosis, Differential, humans, Lice Infestations/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology, Pediculus, Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies, sexually transmitted disease|
Scabies and pediculosis are diagnosed on an almost daily basis in many dermatology offices. Whether the patient seeks medical attention because of the often unbearable itch of scabies or because of the fear of lice infestations, the physician should be on the lookout for these ectoparasitic infestations. Secondary bacterial infection, resistance to medication, and the risk of spread of the infestations to family members and other close contacts may complicate the problem. Patients frequently have to battle the myths, prejudices, and even shame that are associated with such infestations.
Ectoparasitic sexually transmitted diseases: scabies and pediculosis