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Scabies: more than just an irritation

Overview of attention for article published in Postgraduate Medical Journal, July 2004
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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2 news outlets
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2 policy sources
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3 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Scabies: more than just an irritation
Published in
Postgraduate Medical Journal, July 2004
DOI 10.1136/pgmj.2003.014563
Pubmed ID
Authors

J S McCarthy

Abstract

Human scabies, caused by skin infestation with the arthropod mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, typically results in a papular, intensely pruritic eruption involving the interdigital spaces, and flexure creases. Recent research has led to a reassessment of the morbidity attributable to this parasite in endemic communities, particularly resulting from secondary skin sepsis and postinfective complications including glomerulonephritis. This has led to studies of the benefits of community based control programmes, and to concerns regarding the emergence of drug resistance when such strategies are employed. The renewed research interest into the biology of this infection has resulted in the application of molecular tools. This has established that canine and human scabies populations are genetically distinct, a finding with major implications for the formulation of public health control policies. Further research is needed to increase understanding of drug resistance, and to identify new drug targets and potential vaccine candidates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 136 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 18%
Student > Master 19 14%
Researcher 17 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 9%
Student > Postgraduate 12 9%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 31 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 21 15%
Unknown 35 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. 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 26 December 2019.
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#846,779
of 17,360,236 outputs
Outputs from Postgraduate Medical Journal
#155
of 2,636 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,288
of 295,206 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Postgraduate Medical Journal
#2
of 22 outputs
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