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2021 Jun 30

J Infect Dev Ctries



Scabies and nocturnal pruritus: preliminary observations in a group of African migrants.


Veraldi S, Schianchi R, Nazzaro G
J Infect Dev Ctries. 2021 Jun 30; 15(6):889-891.
PMID: 34242201.


Pruritus of scabies is due to a type IV T cell-mediated reaction to the mite's saliva, eggs, excrements and other products released by the mite during its life cycle. Movements of the mite also induce pruritus. According to the literature, scabies pruritus has higher frequency and intensity at night.