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Scabies (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Authors: Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP, Chair of Medicine, Michigan State University; Thomas W. Maxwell, Research Assistant

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Christina L Kukula, DO, Consulting Staff, Walk-in-Care Center, Bon Secours Venice Hospital.

Editors: Patrick Taylor, MD, FAAEM, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini Hospital; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Andrews, R.M., J. McCarthy, J.R. Carapetis, and B.J. Currie. "Skin disorders, including pyoderma, scabies, and tinea infections." Pediatr Clin North Am 56 (2009): 1421-1440.

Heukelbach, J., and H. Feldmeier. "Scabies." Lancet 367.9524 May 27, 2006: 1767-1774.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Parasites - Scabies." Nov. 2, 2010. <http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Scabies." Nov. 10, 2008. <http://www.cdc.gov/scabies/>.


Last Editorial Review: 1/17/2012

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