Year:2024   Volume: 2   Issue: 1   Area: Basic Medicine

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THE SCABIES CASE WITH RE-INFECTION OBSERVED IN HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL LIVING IN THE TENT CITY AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE IN HATAY

Selim Akçay ORCID Icon,Ceren Ünal ORCID Icon,Ahmet Çerçioğlu ORCID Icon,Gülnaz Çulha ORCID Icon,Tuğba Kaya ORCID Icon,Necati Özpınar ORCID Icon,Asena Çiğdem Doğramacı ORCID Icon

Scabies is a disease caused by the parasite called Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, which is invisible to the human eye, is seen mostly in public areas, and is characterized by itchy rashes. It is thought that there are approximately 300 million cases per year in the world. A 23-year-old male patient, working as a healthcare professional, applied to the Dermatology clinic with complaints of itching and skin rash, which continued day and night for approximately three months and became more severe at night. The patient's history was taken, a physical examination was performed, and the patient was diagnosed with scabies. A 5% permethrin solution applied to the whole body every three days, a 1% permethrin shampoo to be applied to the scalp during each bath, a 5 mg antihistamine tablet before sleeping at night, and two doses of 18 mg ivermectin tablets seven days apart were prescribed. The patient, who improved clinically, applied to the clinic a week later due to recurrent complaints and re-infection was observed. The treatment was repeated a second time and a check-up was recommended after two weeks. The patient recovered at the end of the process. In this case report, it is aimed to draw attention to scabies and re-infection, which is a common disease in people living in tent cities after the earthquake.

Keywords: Tent City, Scabies, Re-infection


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