Vol 8, No 2 (2022)
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Scabies — review of the current diagnostic criteria and treatment recommendations

Karolina Krawczyk1, Adam Reich1
Forum Dermatologicum 2022;8(2):89-92.


Scabies is an ectoparasite skin disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. In 2020, the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) developed the specific diagnostic criteria. Diagnosis is suspected on the basis of a suggestive history, an itch and clinical findings. However, an imaging examination (microscopic or dermoscopic) is required to make a definitive diagnosis. According to a guideline of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) recommended treatment includes a topical permethrin 5%, an oral ivermectin and a topical benzyl benzoate.

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