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 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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