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Frequency of Sarcoptes scabiei infestation in patients referred to the parasitology laboratory in Isfahan, Iran (1996-2002).

Author(s): Rouhullah Dehghani | Babak Vazirianzadeh | Seyed Hossien Hejazi | Negien Jalayer

Journal: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
ISSN 2008-3645

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Dermatitis | Sarcoptes scabiei infestation | Isfahan | Iran

Scabies is a common world-wide parasitic contagious skin disorder and one of the most common itching dermatosis in the less developed countries among the poor populations. Scabies is considered as a major public health problem in Iran too. This descriptive study was conducted in the Dr. Jalayer parasitology lab, Isfahan, Iran between 1996- 2003. The samplings were carried out on the patients with pruritic, nodules and popular rash. The mite infestation was distinguished using scraping test. The most frequency of scabies infestation was recorded in 1996 with 25% and the least one in 2002 with 5.6% of total infected population during the current study research. Finally, it is concluded that the rate of Sarcoptes infestation is depended on some factors, which is included: sex, age, social relation and sex age, overcrowding, and the weather conditions.
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