The international Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) is a global network of researchers, clinicians and public health experts dedicated to improving the control of scabies.
Scabies is a parasitic skin infection that affects people in every country of the world. Mothers, young children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable groups. Secondary infections are common and may lead to severe complications, such as sepsis, renal damage and possibly rheumatic heart disease.
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Scabies is caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows into the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, causing intense itching. The burrows are most commonly found on hands, wrists, elbows, feet, back, buttocks and genitals.