Clinica Dermatologica, Ospedale Umberto I, Piazza Cappelli 1, 60100 Ancona, Italy.
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- 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