Scabies, pediculosis, bedbugs, and stinkbugs: uncommon presentations

Clin Dermatol. Nov-Dec 2005;23(6):545-54. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2005.01.013.

Abstract

Parasitic agents determine some of the most common skin disorders. Although well known, they could present different manifestations or be modified by individual or external factors that make their diagnosis or treatment difficult. This review will discuss some of the most prevalent parasitic infections, scabies, and pediculosis and also mention reactions determined by contact with certain insects that, although rarely found, could induce important skin reactions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Antiparasitic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Bedbugs
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hexachlorocyclohexane / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Insecticides / therapeutic use*
  • Lice Infestations / diagnosis*
  • Lice Infestations / drug therapy
  • Lice Infestations / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Permethrin / therapeutic use
  • Risk Assessment
  • Scabies / diagnosis*
  • Scabies / drug therapy
  • Scabies / epidemiology
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Distribution
  • Skin Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis*
  • Skin Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology
  • Skin Diseases, Parasitic / therapy
  • United States / epidemiology

Substances

  • Antiparasitic Agents
  • Insecticides
  • Permethrin
  • Hexachlorocyclohexane