Incidence and sociodemographic profile of scabies in paediatric patients attending secondary health care hospital

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2019, Vol 10, Issue 1

Abstract

Background: Scabies is essentially a disease of children. The incidence of scabies has been found to vary from time to time. The aboriginal population in all countries and in both rural and urban areas is particularly at risk because of a number of factors such as crowded housing, shared beds, and crowded schools, etc. Aim: To study incidence and sociodemographic profile of scabies in pediatric patients with different age groups attending secondary health care hospital. Material and Methods: This prospective study was conducted over a period of 8 months on paediatric patients with scabies attending Skin and Paediatric OPD. Family history, per capita income, literacy and hygiene history was noted. Results: Scabies was found in 164 (62.1%); 92 (34.8%) and 8 (3%) cases with economic states of poor; average and good respectively. Overcrowding was noted in 238 (90.2%) and was absent in (9.8%).More commonly associated in-patients with poor and average hygiene (99.5%) than in the good hygiene. Conclusion: The important predisposing factors were overcrowding and poor hygiene. It was common in poor economic group. Thus, improving the socio-economic conditions, hygiene, avoiding overcrowding and proper treatment of cases and close contacts who are the sources of infection to children help in preventing scabies in children.

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Balasaheb Bapurao Suroshe, Kishor G Rathod

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  • EP ID EP539323
  • DOI 10.26611/10141012
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Balasaheb Bapurao Suroshe, Kishor G Rathod (2019). Incidence and sociodemographic profile of scabies in paediatric patients attending secondary health care hospital. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 10(1), 5-8. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-539323