TibotSkin ProblemParasitic infestations, stings, and bites

Parasitic infestations, stings, and bites

Infestations with parasites can cause systemic diseases in humans, but often result in cutaneous lesions which are on the rise in dermatology clinical practice due to the increase of travel and immigration.

Despite the considerable burden parasitic skin infestations can cause, their significance has often been neglected by the health-care providers and scientific community alike. Furthermore, the debilitating impact a persistent itch can have must be taken into account when assessing these conditions.

Parasitic infestations, stings, and bites in humans are caused by several groups of organisms.

The following types of skin infestations are tracked by Tibot

INSECT BITES
LEISHMANIASIS
MYIASIS CUTANAE
ONCHOCERCIASIS
PEDICULOSIS
SCABIES

SCABIES

Scabies is caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var /tominis. The larger adult female is less than 0.5 mm in diameter and is white to translucent in color. Scabies is an obligate human parasite. Survival time away from the skin at room temperature is 24 to 36 hours.2 The adult female mite burrows into the stratum corneum where she mates with the male, deposits eggs, and then dies. The burrow, which is not restricted to the stratum corneum, is lengthened by 2 mm to 3 mm per day.

Epidemiology

Scabies is found worldwide and spares no age, race, or socioeconomic strata. Cyclic variations in incidence have prompted theories regarding herd immunity. Scabies may confer a degree of immunity individually, both cell-mediated and humoral, although a protective effect is controversial. Thus, pandemics could arise with the emergence of an underimmune generation. Many other factors (eg, crowded living conditions, poor hygiene, and sexual promiscuity) may play a role in these pandemic cycles.3

Close contact with infested individuals is needed for transmission in the common form. Children and young adults are affected more often. Household member contact is important, whereas contact with children in school does not appear to play an important role in transmission. Infants less than 2 years of age have the highest incidence, a result of frequent handling by infested adults and older children.4 In young adults, scabies is frequently a sexually transmitted disease. Fomitic transmission from clothing or bed linen appears to play only a minor role.

Doctor will decide the treatment protocol. So, patient needs a doctor’s consultation.

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TibotSkin ProblemParasitic infestations, stings, and bites

Parasitic infestations, stings, and bites

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Infestations with parasites can cause systemic diseases in humans, but often result in cutaneous lesions which are on the rise in dermatology clinical practice due to the increase of travel and immigration.

Despite the considerable burden parasitic skin infestations can cause, their significance has often been neglected by the health-care providers and scientific community alike. Furthermore, the debilitating impact a persistent itch can have must be taken into account when assessing these conditions.

Parasitic infestations, stings, and bites in humans are caused by several groups of organisms.

The following types of skin infestations are tracked by Tibot

INSECT BITES
LEISHMANIASIS
MYIASIS CUTANAE
ONCHOCERCIASIS
PEDICULOSIS
SCABIES

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