Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy

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Editorial - Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy (2018) Volume 3, Issue 2

An ancient global disease: Scabies a systematic cross-section

Scabies is an age old parasitic disease of humans. The distribution is subject to a cycle of infection. Scabies generally affects poor hygienic families, basically residing in congested areas. The disease poses great impact on kids and young children. Very old persons also suffer from this disease. Aggravations cause serious concern when secondarily infected with bacteria like group A Streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus. The disease burden gets compounded by nephritis, rheumatic fever and sepsis in developing countries. The purpose of this article is to provide a systematic cross-section of scabies with regard to its complications and generate awareness to people in resource-poor countries.

Author(s): Chiranjeeb Dey

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