December 1999

Ivermectin: A Few Caveats Are Warranted Before Initiating Therapy for Scabies

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Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(12):1549-1550. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-12-dlt1299

We read with interest the excellent article by Chouela et al1 and the insightful editorial by del Giudice and Marty2 concerning ivermectin therapy for scabies in a recent issue of the ARCHIVES. We would like to offer additional comments concerning dosage, the safety of ivermectin therapy with respect to neurotoxic effects, and concern for developing resistance.

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