Prevalence of scabies among school children in a rural block of coastal Karnataka

S. B. Rotti, G. D. Prabhu, G. V. Rao

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A survey for scabies was conducted in 14 primary and 2 high schools of one rural block of Dakshina Kannada district on the west coast of Karnataka from November 1982 to March 1983. A total of 5,128 (84.9%) out of the 6,041 registered children were examined. Prevalence of scabies among children aged 6 to 15 years was 8.2%; prevalence was higher among boys than girls; higher among children of backward communities than those of other communities; and higher among Muslims than among Hindus. History of another case of scabies at home was found in 37.3% of the cases. Secondary pyoderma was observed in 16.5% of the cases. Distribution of lesions conformed to the pattern described in other studies. Results of follow-up after 3-5 weeks of treatment with 25% benzyl benzoate are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1985

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Scabies
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  • Infectious Diseases

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In: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.01.1985, p. 35-37.

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