|Document ID (ISN)||68555|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
|Convention or series no.
||Scabies as an occupational disease
||Berufskrankheit Scabies [in German]|
||May-June 1996, Vol.44, No.3, p.126-128. Illus. 9 ref.
||This survey of epidemiologic and case studies on the infection risk caused by scabies in Germany comes to following conclusion: Nurses in hospitals and nursing homes who come in close contact with elderly scabies patients or with patients with deficient immune system infected with scabies norvegica run a high infection risk. In order to reduce the risk to nursing personnel, each patient with an itch and patients infected with the HIV virus with hyperkeratosis should be examined by a dermatologist for the presence of scabies. Although at present scabies is not compensated as an occupational disease in Germany it should be reported as an occupation-related disease.
||scabies; nursing personnel; hospitals; infectious skin diseases
||literature survey; epidemiologic study; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases