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January 1966

Scabies, Ten Years Later

Author Affiliations


From the departments of dermatology, University of California Medical School, San Francisco, and Highland-Alameda County Hospital, Oakland, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(1):60-61. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600190066013

Scabies continues to be a rare disease occurring in less than 1% of the new patients encountered in a private dermatologic practice.

The clinical characteristics and the epidemiologic considerations of the condition have remained essentially unchanged during the past decade except for the possibility of greater therapeutic resistance.