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Treatment of scabies: newer perspectives
  1. K Karthikeyan
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan
 Pondicherry, India;


Scabies is a common dermatological problem managed by general physicians, family physicians, and dermatologists. Scabies manifests itself in various forms in different individuals. The treatment of scabies has undergone developments with the evolution of new treatment strategies and antiectoparasitic drugs. The advent of drugs such as permethrin and ivermectin has revolutionised treatment. Management of scabies not only includes prescribing the drugs but also educating patients properly about the method of application of the drug. Treatment failures may result for various reasons and must be managed appropriately.

  • scabicidals
  • permethrin
  • ivermectin
  • scabies
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