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Treatment of scabies with ivermectin Volume 9, numéro 2, March 1999

Auteurs
Clinica Dermatologica, Ospedale Umberto I, Piazza Cappelli 1, 60100 Ancona, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 100-1
  • Année de parution : 1999

Scabies, unfortunately, is still a problem in Italy. Mass tourism and immigration are the main causes of the diffusion of the parasite in our country. Current topical treatments are impractical, not very efficient and irritating. For such reasons, we considered the experimental use of ivermectin, the only oral therapy presently available for this disease. Ivermectin is similar in structure to a macrolide antibiotic, but without [...]