Ectoparasitic sexually transmitted diseases: scabies and pediculosis

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:E. Orion, Matz, H., Wolf, R.
Journal:Clinics in dermatology
Pagination:513 - 519
Date Published:2004
ISBN Number:0738-081X
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.

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