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Scabies and risk of skin sores in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: A self-controlled case series study

Aung, Phyo Thu Zar; Cuningham, Will; Hwang, Kerry; Andrews, Ross; Carapetis, Jonathan; Kearns, Therese; Clucas, Danielle; McVernon, Jodie; Simpson, Julie A; Tong, Steven Y C; Campbell, Patricia


Background: Skin sores caused by Group A streptococcus (GAS) infection are a major public health problem in remote Aboriginal communities. Skin sores are often associated with scabies, which is evident in scabies intervention programs where a significant reduction of skin sores is seen after focusing solely on scabies control. Our study quantifies the strength of association between skin sores and scabies among Aboriginal children from the East Arnhem region in the Northern Territory. Methods...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006668
Access Rights: Open Access


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