Scabies Among Health Care Workers in Sarhad Psychiatric Hospital Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Keywords:Scabies, Health Care Workers, Hospital, Disease, Poor Hygiene, Skin Disease
Scabies is a neglected parasitic disease but of great importance in developing countries. It is endemic in tropic and sub-tropical countries. It is caused by a mite and transmitted through skin-to-skin contact Objective: The study will provide a better opportunity to adopt protective measures and thus reduce the disease burden in hospitalized patients Method: The aim of my study is to assess the scabies level of health care workers at Sarhad Hospital for Psychiatric diseases Peshawar regarding scabies. In our study, the respondents were doctors, Nurses, and junior clinical technicians of both sexes. Result: Rather than this, no such studies have been conducted in Pakistan. There have been some reported studies in different countries where an outbreak of scabies has been reported. Where health workers were also been affected as well as patients. Conclusion: Scabies outbreaks occur due to poor personal hygiene, poor environmental sanitation, low socioeconomic conditions, lack of basic healthcare facilities, over-crowding and illiteracy.
Walton SF, Holt DC, Currie BJ, Kemp DJ. Scabies: new future for a neglected disease. Adv Parasitol. 2004; 57:309-76. doi: 10.1016/S0065-308X (04)57005-7.
Orkin M. Today's Scabies. JAMA. 1975,233(8):882–885. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03260080044019
Scabies Alert in Western Pacific. World Health. Dec., 1975
Srivastava BC. Epidemiological study of scabies and community control. Journal of Communicable Diseases. 1980,12(3):134-138.
Orkin M. Scabies: what's new? Curr Probl Dermatol. 1995,22:105-11.
Clucas DB, Carville KS, Connors C, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR, et al. Disease burden and health-care clinic attendances for young children in remote aboriginal communities of northern Australia. Bull World Health Organ. 2008,86(4):275-81. DOI: 10.2471/blt.07.043034.
Pruksachatkunakorn C, Wongthanee A, Kasiwat V. Scabies in Thai orphanages. Pediatr Int. 2003,45(6):724-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2003.01811. x.
Taplin D, Arrue C, Walker JG, Roth WI, Rivera A. Eradication of scabies with a single treatment schedule. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1983,9(4):546-50. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(83)70167-2.
Steer AC, Jenney AW, Kado J, et al. High burden of impetigo and scabies in a tropical country. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009,3(6): e467. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000467
de Beer G, Miller MA, Tremblay L, Monette J. An outbreak of scabies in a long-term care facility: the role of misdiagnosis and the costs associated with control. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006,27(5):517-8. doi: 10.1086/504365.
Estes SA, Estes J. Therapy of scabies: nursing homes, hospitals, and the homeless. Semin Dermatol. 1993,12(1):26-33.
Steer AC, Jenney AW, Kado J, et al. High burden of impetigo and scabies in a tropical country. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009;3(6): e467. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000467
Christophersen J. The epidemiology of scabies in Denmark, 1900 to 1975. Arch Dermatol. 1978,114(5):747-50.
Nair KP. Letter: Scabies eradication: national policy needed. Indian Pediatr. 1973,10(12):749.
Raza, N., Qadir, S.N.R. & Agha, H. Risk factors for scabies among male soldiers in Pakistan: case-control study. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2009,15 (5):, 1105-1110, 2009 https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117738
Ambroise-Thomas P. Emerging parasite zoonoses: the role of host-parasite relationship. Int J Parasitol. 2000,30(12-13):1361-7. doi: 10.1016/s0020-7519(00)00131-4.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Scabies. In: Pickering LK, ed. Red Book: 2003
Arlian LG. Biology, host relations, and epidemiology of Sarcoptes scabiei. Annu Rev Entomol. 1989, 34:139-61. doi: 10.1146/annurev.en.34.010189.001035.
Buffet M, Dupin, N. Current treatments for scabies. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2003,17:217-225.Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 26th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL:
Shamim SM. Scabies: A common skin problem often misdiagnosed. J Pak Assoc Derma. 2000;10(3):12-8.
Rathi SK, Rathi HS, Lakhani H, Hansotia MF. Awareness about scabies among general medical practitioners (GPs) of Karachi, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2001,51(10):370-2.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 MARKHOR (The Journal of Zoology)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
This is an open-access journal and all the published articles / items are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. For comments email@example.com