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Managing households with recurrent scabies: 2014 edition

Posted on: 28 July, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Skin infections

One Disease (2014)
Managing households with recurrent scabies: 2014 edition
Sydney: One Disease

This guideline, produced by One Disease, aims to guide clinical and community staff working with Indigenous children who have scabies.

Managing households with recurrent scabies provides strategies to break the cycle of recurrent infections, with a specific focus on the household, based on the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual 6th ed., using a case management approach. Time spent on individual early case management of children and households can lead to improved outcomes, interruption of transmission and reduced workload for clinics in the long run.

The resource is split into five sections:

  • visiting the family at home
  • exclude crusted scabies
  • planning with the family
  • household treatment
  • follow up.

The resource was produced as part of One Disease at a Time’s scabies elimination program, the East Arnhem scabies control program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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