SCABIES INCIDENCE AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDED ON A PRIMARY CARE UNIT OF BOM JESUS DO ITABAPOANA, PROVINCE OF RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Milena de Souza Furtado Ávila, Marcos Loureiro Meireles Ávila, Fernanda Castro Manhães, Bianca Magnelli Mangiavacchi, Lígia Cordeiro Matos Faial, Paulo Roberto Blanco Moreira Norberg and Antonio Neres Norberg*
Scabies is a parasitic disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, and constitutes an important health problem. A retrospective study of scabies incidence among patients attended at the Orbílio Machado Primary Health Unit in the city of Bom Jesus do Itabapoana, Province of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from January to December 2019 was performed. Among the 211 examined patients, 13 (6,16%) were diagnosed with scabies, and 30,77% of them had five-years-old. Although the scabies incidence among the examined patients was low, we suggest that disease control measures should have the children in the early school-age as the main focus.
Keywords: Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies, dermatoses, ectoparasitoses.
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