Chapter 46. Scabies

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Ian F. Burgess BSc, MSc, MPhil, FRES, FRSH, FADO Director

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch46

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Burgess, I. F. (2008) Scabies, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch46

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Shepreth, Royston, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • scabies - itchy immune hypersensitivity to Sarcoptes scabiei mite;
  • noninsecticide-based acaricides;
  • hyperkeratotic crusts in abnormal sites;
  • permethrin and lindane in scabies treatment;
  • effective use of ivermectin with topical agent;
  • papules, pustules and impetiginization in scabies burrow vicinity;
  • scabies infected with hemolytic streptococci and acute glomerulonephritis;
  • insecticide-based pharmaceutical products


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References