Scabies and pyodermas--diagnosis and treatment

Dermatol Ther. 2009 Nov-Dec;22(6):466-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2009.01270.x.


Scabies and pyodermas are two of the commonest skin infections in tropical settings. They affect large numbers of people, particularly children, and account for a large burden of disease for peripheral health care teams. Despite this there have been significant advances in our knowledge of these diseases, their impact and their management. However there is a need to evaluate these developments in this specific setting, tropical health and in the context of communities with limited resources. This section will describe these advances and the challenges that remain.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Antiparasitic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Pyoderma / diagnosis*
  • Pyoderma / drug therapy*
  • Scabies / diagnosis*
  • Scabies / drug therapy*
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Tropical Climate


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Antiparasitic Agents