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

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avatar Rouhullah Dehghani 1 , avatar Babak Vazirianzadeh 2 , * , avatar Seyed Hossien Hejazi 3 , avatar Negien Jalayer 3 , avatar 4

Department of Environmental Health, School of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, and Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Iran
Department of Medical Parasitology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

how to cite: Dehghani R, Vazirianzadeh B, Hejazi S H, Jalayer N, . Frequency of Sarcoptes scabiei infestation in patients referred to the parasitology laboratory in Isfahan, Iran (1996-2002).. Jundishapur J Microbiol.2(2): 65-70.

Abstract

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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