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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-101

Scabietic infestation in Ile-Ife, Nigeria


1 Departments of*Dermatology & Venereology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-lfe, Nigeria
2 Departments of Paediatrics & Child Health. Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-lfe, Nigeria

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Departments of*Dermatology & Venereology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-lfe
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One hundred and fifty patients with scabies were seen at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals , Ile-Ife, Nigeria over a period of two years. They constituted 8.1 percent of all new dermatology cases with .7 percent of them in the first two decades of life. The infestation cuts across strata and has no gender predilection. was the commonest feature in all the patients while history of contact was elicited in 75 percent of them, Scabietic lesions were restricted mostly to the areas of skin with fold and the digital webs in majority of cases. We cannot explain this high infestation of certain anatomical areas by the mites. The relevance of some of these features as aids in the diagnosis of scabies is also discussed


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