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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800522/screening-for-infectious-diseases-among-asylum-seekers-newly-arrived-in-germany-in-2015-a%C3%A2-systematic-single-centre-analysis
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A Z Kortas, J Polenz, J von Hayek, S Rüdiger, W Rottbauer, U Storr, T Wibmer
OBJECTIVES: During the migrant crisis in 2015, Germany was the largest single recipient of new asylum seekers in Europe. The German asylum law requires a screening examination for certain infectious diseases in asylum seekers upon arrival. The aim of this work was to analyse the rate of certain infectious diseases among asylum seekers screened at a reception centre in Southern Germany. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective medical record review. METHODS: Medical records of 2602 asylum seekers screened by a local public health authority in Germany in 2015 were systematically analysed...
August 8, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797273/host-immune-responses-to-the-itch-mite-sarcoptes-scabiei-in-humans
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REVIEW
Sajad A Bhat, Kate E Mounsey, Xiaosong Liu, Shelley F Walton
Scabies is a parasitic disease due to infestation of skin by the burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is a major public health problem and endemic in resource poor communities worldwide affecting over 100 million people. Associated bacterial infections cause substantial morbidity, and in severe cases can lead to renal and cardiac diseases. Mite infestation of the skin causes localised cutaneous inflammation, pruritus, skin lesions, and allergic and inflammatory responses are mounted by the host against the mite and its products...
August 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783773/clinical-inquiry-what-is-the-most-effective-treatment-for-scabies
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Jonathon J Campbell, Christopher P Paulson, Joan Nashelsky
Topical permethrin is the most effective treatment for classic scabies (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, meta-analyses with consistent results). Topical lindane and crotamiton are inferior to permethrin but appear equivalent to each other and benzyl benzoate, sulfur, and natural synergized pyrethrins (SOR: B, limited randomized trials). Although not as effective as topical permethrin, oral ivermectin is an effective treatment compared with placebo (SOR: B, a single small randomized trial). Oral ivermectin may reduce the prevalence of scabies at one year in populations with endemic disease more than topical permethrin (SOR: B, a single randomized trial)...
August 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771469/the-prevalence-and-association-with-health-related-quality-of-life-of-tungiasis-and-scabies-in-schoolchildren-in-southern-ethiopia
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Stephen L Walker, Eglantine Lebas, Valentina De Sario, Zeleke Deyasso, Shimelis N Doni, Michael Marks, Chrissy H Roberts, Saba M Lambert
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of skin disease in low and middle income countries is high and communicable skin diseases are a significant public health problem. Tungiasis is an ectoparasite infestation caused by the flea Tunga penetrans, which has a widespread geographical distribution. Tungiasis causes painful skin lesions and may affect activities of daily living. OBJECTIVE: We wished to determine the prevalence and impact of tungiasis and scabies in schoolchildren in southern Ethiopia...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767353/crusted-scabies
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Marta Elosua-González, Elena García-Zamora
A 71-year-old man with cirrhosis presented to the emergency department with severe diffuse pruritus. Three months earlier, he had presented with erythematous and scaly skin on the scalp and hands. Two skin scrapings had not revealed mites, and he was treated with oral and topical glucocorticoids...
August 3, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758268/noodle-pattern-a-new-dermoscopic-pattern-for-crusted-scabies-norwegian-scabies
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Sonia Chavez-Alvarez, Alejandra Villarreal-Martinez, Giuseppe Argenziano, Jesus Ancer-Arellano, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani
A 36-year-old female patient with HIV infection and poor treatment adherence was seen due to a skin rash that was affecting mainly her trunk and extremities. Lesions consisted of non-pruriginous papules, hyperkeratotic plaques, and desquamation (Fig 1). Upon dermoscopic examination (10x, DermLite DL3N, San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA), the lesions exhibited a hyperkeratotic appearance, and the centre was composed of several burrows on top of each other in a noodle-like pattern. This article is protected by copyright...
July 31, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754703/biosynthesis-and-evolution-of-coronafacoyl-phytotoxin-production-in-the-common-scab-pathogen-streptomyces-scabies
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Luke Bown, Yuting Li, Fabrice Berrué, Joost T P Verhoeven, Suzanne C Dufour, Dawn R D Bignell
Coronafacoyl phytotoxins are an important family of plant toxins that are produced by several different phytopathogenic bacteria, including the gammaproteobacterium Pseudomonas syringae and the actinobacterium Streptomyces scabies. The phytotoxins consist of coronafacic acid (CFA) linked via an amide bond to different amino acids or amino acid derivatives. Previous work suggested that S. scabies and P. syringae use distinct biosynthetic pathways for producing CFA, which is subsequently linked to its amino acid partner to form the complete phytotoxin...
July 28, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722633/characterization-of-sarcoptes-scabiei-tropomyosin-and-paramyosin-immunoreactive-allergens-in-scabies
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Shumaila Naz, Marion Desclozeaux, Kate E Mounsey, Farhana Riaz Chaudhry, Shelley Walton
Scabies is a human skin disease due to the burrowing ectoparasite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis resulting in intense itching and inflammation and manifesting as a skin allergy. Because of insufficient mite material and lack of in vitro propagation system for antigen preparation, scabies is a challenging disease to develop serological diagnostics. For allergen characterization, full-length S. scabiei tropomyosin (Sar s 10) was cloned, expressed in pET-15b, and assessed for reactivity with IgE antibodies from human sera...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722612/the-epidemiology-of-scabies-and-impetigo-in-relation-to-demographic-and-residential-characteristics-baseline-findings-from-the-skin-health-intervention-fiji-trial
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Lucia Romani, Margot J Whitfeld, Josefa Koroivueta, Mike Kama, Handan Wand, Lisi Tikoduadua, Meciusela Tuicakau, Aminiasi Koroi, Raijieli Ritova, Ross Andrews, John M Kaldor, Andrew C Steer
Scabies and associated impetigo are under-recognised causes of morbidity in many developing countries. To strengthen the evidence base for scabies control we undertook a trial of mass treatment for scabies. We report on the occurrence and predictors of scabies and impetigo in participants at baseline. Participants were recruited in six island communities and were examined for the presence of scabies and impetigo. In addition to descriptive analyses, logistic regression models were fit to assess the association between demographic variables and outcome of interest...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711102/liquid-nitrogen-cryotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-unresponsive-nodular-scabies
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Vijay Zawar, Manoj Pawar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709117/increased-risk-of-bipolar-disorder-in-patients-with-scabies-a-nationwide-population-based-matched-cohort-study
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Chien-Yu Lin, Fung-Wei Chang, Jing-Jung Yang, Chun-Hung Chang, Chia-Lun Yeh, Wei-Te Lei, Chun-Fa Huang, Jui-Ming Liu, Ren-Jun Hsu
Both scabies and bipolar disorder (BD) are common and troublesome disorders. There are several similarities in both diseases: pruritus, a higher prevalence in crowded environments, and cytokine-mediated inflammatory processes in the pathophysiology. We conducted this nationwide population-based study to investigate the possible relationship between scabies and BD. Based on the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, a total of 7096 patients with scabies were identified as a study group and 28,375 matched patients as a control...
July 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671945/are-scabies-and-impetigo-normalised-a-cross-sectional-comparative-study-of-hospitalised-children-in-northern-australia-assessing-clinical-recognition-and-treatment-of-skin-infections
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Daniel K Yeoh, Aleisha Anderson, Gavin Cleland, Asha C Bowen
BACKGROUND: Complications of scabies and impetigo such as glomerulonephritis and invasive bacterial infection in Australian Aboriginal children remain significant problems and the overall global burden of disease attributable to these skin infections remains high despite the availability of effective treatment. We hypothesised that one factor contributing to this high burden is that skin infection is under-recognised and hence under-treated, in settings where prevalence is high. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, cross-sectional study to assess the burden of scabies, impetigo, tinea and pediculosis in children admitted to two regional Australian hospitals from October 2015 to January 2016...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667573/urologic-dermatology-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrew W Stamm, Kathleen C Kobashi, Ksenija B Stefanovic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genital dermatology represents a challenge to many providers. Though dermatologic lesions involving the genitalia may present to any of a number of practices, ranging from primary care to urology, gynecology, and dermatology, few training programs provide significant training regarding the diagnosis and management of genital dermatologic lesions. The purpose of this review is to provide urologists with an overview of common genital dermatological lesions that may be encountered in a clinic...
August 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654468/bullous-pemphigoid-use-of-c4d-immunofluorescent-staining-in-a-case-with-repeated-negative-conventional-direct-immunofluorescence-studies
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Sarah S Kassaby, Alexander Hicks, Stuart Leicht, George A Youngberg
Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) using frozen section material from a fresh/preserved perilesional biopsy is the gold standard for the immunopathologic diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid (BP). DIF in BP shows linear dermoepidermal junction (DEJ) staining for C3, with or without staining for IgG. In some situations, only a formalin-fixed lesional biopsy is obtained (with no fresh/preserved perilesional biopsy for DIF). In this setting, paraffin section C4d immunohistochemistry has proven to be diagnostically useful, demonstrating linear DEJ positivity for C4d...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639722/european-guideline-for-the-management-of-scabies
#15
C M Salavastru, O Chosidow, M J Boffa, M Janier, G S Tiplica
Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. The disease can be sexually transmitted. Patients' main complaint is nocturnal itch. Disseminated, excoriated, erythematous papules are usually seen on the anterior trunk and limbs. Crusted scabies occurs in immunocompromised hosts and may be associated with reduced or absent pruritus. Recommended treatments are permethrin 5% cream, oral ivermectin and benzyl benzoate 25% lotion. Alternative treatments are malathion 0.5% aqueous lotion, ivermectin 1% lotion and sulphur 6-33% cream, ointment or lotion...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633664/a-review-of-sarcoptes-scabiei-past-present-and-future
#16
REVIEW
Larry G Arlian, Marjorie S Morgan
The disease scabies is one of the earliest diseases of humans for which the cause was known. It is caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, that burrows in the epidermis of the skin of humans and many other mammals. This mite was previously known as Acarus scabiei DeGeer, 1778 before the genus Sarcoptes was established (Latreille 1802) and it became S. scabiei. Research during the last 40 years has tremendously increased insight into the mite's biology, parasite-host interactions, and the mechanisms it uses to evade the host's defenses...
June 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617860/increasing-prevalence-of-infectious-diseases-in-asylum-seekers-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-switzerland
#17
Constantine Bloch-Infanger, Veronika Bättig, Jürg Kremo, Andreas F Widmer, Adrian Egli, Roland Bingisser, Manuel Battegay, Stefan Erb
OBJECTIVE: The increasing number of refugees seeking asylum in Europe in recent years poses new challenges for the healthcare systems in the destination countries. The goal of the study was to describe the evolution of medical problems of asylum seekers at a tertiary care centre in Switzerland. METHODS: At the University Hospital Basel, we compared all asylum seekers during two 1-year time periods in 2004/05 and 2014/15 concerning demographic characteristics and reasons for referrals and hospitalizations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609546/nodular-scabies-in-infants-dermoscopic-examination-may-avoid-a-diagnostic-pitfall
#18
LETTER
I Neri, M A Chessa, A Virdi, A Patrizi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604804/identification-of-antigenic-sarcoptes-scabiei-proteins-for-use-in-a-diagnostic-test-and-of-non-antigenic-proteins-that-may-be-immunomodulatory
#19
Marjorie S Morgan, S Dean Rider, Larry G Arlian
BACKGROUND: Scabies, caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, infects millions of humans, and many wild and domestic mammals. Scabies mites burrow in the lower stratum corneum of the epidermis of the skin and are the source of substances that are antigenic or modulate aspects of the protective response of the host. Ordinary scabies is a difficult disease to diagnose. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this project was to identify S. scabiei proteins that may be candidate antigens for use in a diagnostic test or may be used by the mite to modulate the host's protective response...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601538/more-than-a-mite-contagious-crusted-scabies
#20
Jessica Seidelman, Reed M Garza, Colin M Smith, Vance G Fowler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
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