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Document ID (ISN)68555
CIS number 97-297
ISSN - Serial title 0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Agathos M.
Title Scabies as an occupational disease
Original title Berufskrankheit Scabies [in German]
Bibliographic information May-June 1996, Vol.44, No.3, p.126-128. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) scabies; nursing personnel; hospitals; infectious skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; epidemiologic study; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases