The rare occurrence of a scabies outbreak in the NICU of a children’s hospital underscored just how difficult the disease is to diagnose and treat in that setting, according to researchers.
Vini Vijayan, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a faculty member in the pediatric infectious diseases section at Children’s Arkansas, told Infectious Diseases in Children that when scabies outbreaks do occur in health care settings, they are more likely to be encountered in long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
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