Scabies - What Increases Your Risk
The following groups of
people are at higher risk of exposure to
- Sexually active young adults. Close skin-to-skin contact (not
specifically sexual intercourse) makes transmission of the scabies mites more
- People who live or work in institutions such as nursing homes,
homes for the developmentally disabled, and prisons.
- People who live in crowded conditions.
- Children from developing countries.
People who have
weakened immune systems, such as from
HIV, and those who are unable to communicate about
their physical symptoms are at risk for severe, difficult-to-treat
cases of scabies, particularly
crusted (Norwegian) scabies.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 14, 2011
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