Use of ivermectin to treat an institutional outbreak of scabies in a low-resource setting

Coralith Garcia, David Iglesias, Angélica Terashima, Marco Canales, Eduardo Gotuzzo

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Abstract

In a limited-resource hospital in Lima, Peru, 23 (63.9%) of 36 healthcare workers developed pruritus and/or skin lesions after contact with a patient with classic scabies. Of these 23, a total of 5 healthcare workers had scabies confirmed by microscopy. Oral ivermectin was used to control the outbreak effectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1337-1338
Number of pages2
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume28
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Scabies
Ivermectin
Disease Outbreaks
Delivery of Health Care
Peru
Pruritus
Microscopy
Skin

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  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Use of ivermectin to treat an institutional outbreak of scabies in a low-resource setting. / Garcia, Coralith; Iglesias, David; Terashima, Angélica; Canales, Marco; Gotuzzo, Eduardo.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 28, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 1337-1338.

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Garcia, Coralith ; Iglesias, David ; Terashima, Angélica ; Canales, Marco ; Gotuzzo, Eduardo. / Use of ivermectin to treat an institutional outbreak of scabies in a low-resource setting. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2007 ; Vol. 28, No. 12. pp. 1337-1338.
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