Scabies is not life threatening, but the severe, persistent itch and secondary infections may be debilitating and disfiguring. Long-term infestations are inherently immunodepressive and in susceptible people may lead to development of a form of the disease in which large numbers of mites inhabit hyperkeratotic plaques. These shed skin plaques may be a source of reinfection and transmission.6 In some circumstances scabies infected with haemolytic streptococci may result in acute glomerulonephritis.5

0 0

Post a comment