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Interventions for preventing the spread of infestation in close contacts of people with scabies

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)
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Title
Interventions for preventing the spread of infestation in close contacts of people with scabies
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009943.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Deirdre FitzGerald, Rachel J Grainger, Alex Reid

Abstract

Scabies, caused by Sarcoptes scabiei variety hominis or the human itch mite, is a common parasitic infection. While anyone can become infected, it causes significant morbidity in immunocompromised hosts and it spreads easily between human hosts where there is overcrowding or poor sanitation. The most common symptom reported is itch which is worse at night. As the symptoms are attributed to an allergic reaction to the mite, symptoms usually develop between four to six weeks after primary infection. Therefore, people may be infected for some time prior to developing symptoms. During this time, while asymptomatic, they may spread infection to others they are in close contact with. Consequently, it is usually recommended that when an index case is being treated, others who have been in close contact with the index case should also be provided with treatment.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ecuador 1 1%
Unknown 90 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 23%
Student > Master 20 22%
Researcher 10 11%
Student > Postgraduate 9 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 11 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 47%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 11%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 13 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 June 2015.
All research outputs
#2,080,303
of 12,527,219 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,465
of 8,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,943
of 187,356 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#109
of 200 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,527,219 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 83rd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 8,923 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 56% of its peers.
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