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Interventions for preventing the spread of infestation in close contacts of people with scabies

  1. Deirdre FitzGerald1,*,
  2. Rachel J Grainger2,
  3. Alex Reid3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Group

Published Online: 24 FEB 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 1 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009943.pub2


How to Cite

FitzGerald D, Grainger RJ, Reid A. Interventions for preventing the spread of infestation in close contacts of people with scabies. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009943. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009943.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medmark Occupational Healthcare, Cork, Ireland

  2. 2

    Tallaght Hospital, a teaching hospital of Trinity College Dublin, Microbiology Department, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland

  3. 3

    Tallaght Hospital, a teaching hospital of Trinity College Dublin, Occupational Health Department, Dublin, Ireland

*Deirdre FitzGerald, Medmark Occupational Healthcare, 28 Penrose Wharf, Cork, Ireland. deirdrefitzgerald@physicians.ie.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 24 FEB 2014

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References

References to studies excluded from this review

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  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Abedin 2007 {published data only}
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Bachewar 2008 {published data only}
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Ejidokun 2007 {published data only}
Goldust 2012a {published data only}
Goldust 2012b {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
Goldust 2013a {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
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Goldust 2013b {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
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Goldust 2013c {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
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Mohebbipour 2013 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
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Paasch 2000 {published data only}
Saqib 2012 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
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Talukder 2013 {published data only}
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies excluded from this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Fitzgerald 2012
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