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Scabies in Greece

Scabies in Greece Abstract To the Editor.— After reading your very interesting editorial titled "Today's Scabies,"1 we would like to add some information from Greece.Here a scabies epidemic was first noted in 1968 in a paper from a military hospital. The author wrote that the incidence of scabies, which had ranged between 0.00% and 0.17% among the outpatients of the dermatologic ward in previous years, increased to 1.20% in 1968 and 1.36% in 1969.2One of us (G. A. R.) noticed a small epidemic in a military unit in northeastern Greece in 1971. Both of us observed a larger epidemic in 1973 in a rural district of central Greece. This last epidemic affected poor peasants living under bad sanitary and demographic conditions. The same epidemic was spread to a boarding school by children who had spent their weekends at home.Treatment in both instances consisted of improvement of sanitary References 1. Orkin M: Today's scabies . Arch Dermatol 111:1431-1432, 1975.Crossref 2. Papageorgiou S: Scabies: A current problem . Hel Armed Forces Med Rev 4:501-505, 1970. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Scabies in Greece

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— After reading your very interesting editorial titled "Today's Scabies,"1 we would like to add some information from Greece.Here a scabies epidemic was first noted in 1968 in a paper from a military hospital. The author wrote that the incidence of scabies, which had ranged between 0.00% and 0.17% among the outpatients of the dermatologic ward in previous years, increased to 1.20% in 1968 and 1.36% in 1969.2One of us (G. A. R.) noticed a small...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1976 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1976.01630340078024
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— After reading your very interesting editorial titled "Today's Scabies,"1 we would like to add some information from Greece.Here a scabies epidemic was first noted in 1968 in a paper from a military hospital. The author wrote that the incidence of scabies, which had ranged between 0.00% and 0.17% among the outpatients of the dermatologic ward in previous years, increased to 1.20% in 1968 and 1.36% in 1969.2One of us (G. A. R.) noticed a small epidemic in a military unit in northeastern Greece in 1971. Both of us observed a larger epidemic in 1973 in a rural district of central Greece. This last epidemic affected poor peasants living under bad sanitary and demographic conditions. The same epidemic was spread to a boarding school by children who had spent their weekends at home.Treatment in both instances consisted of improvement of sanitary References 1. Orkin M: Today's scabies . Arch Dermatol 111:1431-1432, 1975.Crossref 2. Papageorgiou S: Scabies: A current problem . Hel Armed Forces Med Rev 4:501-505, 1970.

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1976

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