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Prevalence of scabies and impetigo in the Solomon Islands: a school survey

Osti, Millicent H.; Sokana, Oliver; Phelan, Sophie; Marks, Michael; Whitfeld, Margot J.; Gorae, Christina; Kaldor, John M; Steer, Andrew


Background: Scabies, a parasitic disease of the skin, is a major public health problem, largely affecting children. Scabies is often complicated by impetigo which can result in serious complications including invasive infections and immune mediated diseases. Scabies and impetigo are reported to have high prevalence in tropical settings including the Solomon Islands. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional prevalence survey at Gizo Primary School in the Western Province of the Solomon...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-4382-8
Access Rights: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


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