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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186-188

Evaluation of the commonest site, demographic profile and most effective therapy in scabies


Department of Dermatology & Venereology, B.S. Medical College, Bankura. West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudip Das
P-103, Bosenagore, Madhyamgram, 24 Parganas (North), Kolkata - 700 129
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.27981

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The study was planned to find out commonest sites of scabies in Indian patients. Attempt was made to study the demographic profile i.e., the common age groups, affection of family members, friends or sexual partners, type of skin lesions, history of previous affection of scabies, coassociation with STDs, and to find out the most effective treatment of scabies. Our study showed that genitalia and finger webs were the most common sites and papular lesions were by far the commonest lesion in scabies. Oral lvermectin remained the most effective drug closely followed by topical 5% permethrin cream.


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