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2023 Feb 02

Br J Community Nurs



Scabies: an update for community nurses.


Nazarko L
Br J Community Nurs. 2023 Feb 02; 28(2):78-82.
PMID: 36735359.


Community nurses may encounter scabies in homeless people, those living in prisons, people living at home or in people living in care homes. Scabies is more prevalent in older adults and there is evidence that this infection is becoming more prevalent and difficult to treat. The community nurse can help reduce such risks. This article aims to enable the community nurse to be aware of the clinical features of scabies and how it is treated.