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2016 FI

© Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports, 2016

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  • Impact Factor: 1.439 (2016)
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):0,38
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):0,591

© Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports, 2016

- DOI: 10.1016/j.aller.2017.05.006
Scabies, crusted (Norwegian) scabies and the diagnosis of mite sensitisation
M. Sánchez-Borgesa,b,, , L. González-Aveledoc, A. Capriles-Huletta, F. Caballero-Fonsecaa
a Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department, Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela
b Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department, Clínica El Avila, Caracas, Venezuela
c Dermatology Department, Centro Médico de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
Received 11 March 2017, Accepted 19 May 2017

Scabies is observed with relatively high frequency in Allergy and Dermatology clinics in developing countries where poor sanitary conditions are prevalent and increasingly in some areas of the world with increased immigrant populations. Since the immunological response to scabies mites includes the production of IgE class antibodies to Sarcoptes scabiei allergens which cross-react with Dermatophagoides major allergens Der p 1 and Der p 2, positive immediate-type skin tests to house dust mite extracts should be interpreted cautiously. Additionally, scabies should be included routinely in the differential diagnosis of itchy rashes in patients living in those areas.

Allergy, Crusted scabies, Dermatophagoides, Hypersensitivity, Mites, Sarcoptes scabiei, Scabies
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