Study of prevalence and determinants associated with scabies in rural area of Bareilly
Background: Scabies, a contagious skin infestation by the mite Sarcoptes scabieii. It has no gender differences and infects all age group. This skin disease affects more than 300 million people per year worldwide, resulting in considerable morbidity, especially in resource-limited countries. Aims and Objectives: To find out prevalence and risk factor of scabies in rural population and to recommend measures for prevention and control of scabies. Material and Methods: A prospective cross sectional study was carried out over a period of 4 months from 1 Dec 2019 to 31 March 2020 in dermatology OPD at Rural health training centre( RHTC) of a medical college in Dhaura Tanda region of Uttar Pradesh. Total 310 patient including male and female of all age group were included in the study . Results: Majority of participants were females (58.1%).The prevalence of scabies was 24.2% in population. The mean age at presentation was 28.819 ± 10.198 years. The most common affected age group was 12-24 years (28.4%). Conclusion: Scabies is a common skin disease in underdeveloped and developing countries. Poor living conditions such as inadequate housing, overcrowding, illiteracy, having animals in the house, unhygienic condition presence of family history and sharing clothes with others are important risk factors for transmission of scabies.
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