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ERIC Number: EJ894612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Facts, Fiction, and Figures of the "Sarcoptes Scabiei" Infection
Orrico, Josephine A.; Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.
Journal of School Nursing, v26 n4 p260-266 Aug 2010
Today scabies, an ectoparasitic skin disease caused by the mite "Sarcoptes scabiei" variety "hominis", is estimated to infect over 300 million humans worldwide. Scabies most frequently occurs among children and young adults. Outbreaks in child care facilities and schools are common. Scabies affects all socioeconomic classes and races. Students presenting with a possible outbreak of scabies in the school setting must be referred by the school nurse to a medical provider for diagnosis and treatment because scabies is highly contagious and can be spread by skin contact. This article will provide school nurses with the history, etiology, mode of transmission, symptoms, and the recommended treatment of a "S. scabiei" infection. Implications for school nursing practice will be discussed. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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