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Healthy Skin Program: guidelines for community control of scabies, skin sores, tinea and crusted scabies in the Northern Territory [3rd ed.]

Posted on: 2 November, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Environmental health Disease control Infants and young children Remote Northern Territory

Centre for Disease Control (2015)
Healthy Skin Program: guidelines for community control of scabies, skin sores, tinea and crusted scabies in the Northern Territory [3rd ed.]
Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

These guidelines provide information and advice on the diagnosis, treatment and control of scabies, skin sores and crusted scabies.

They allow for a community based approach to reduce the incidence of these skin infections.

Content covered includes:

  • definitions and clinical presentation
  • skin checks, treatment and follow-up
  • diagnosis and management of crusted scabies
  • active surveillance and whole-of-community treatment.

Included in the appendices to the guidelines are:

  • details of education resources
  • fact sheets
  • medical equipment required for treatment
  • spreadsheets for record keeping
  • flowcharts to assist treatment and maintenance programs
  • guidelines for treating houses affected by scabies
  • guidelines to assist with diagnosis
  • maintenance plan to prevent recurrences of scabies.

The guidelines were produced by the Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control.

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