What is the role of scabies in renal failure and rheumatic heart disease?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In remote Aboriginal communities in Australia, where scabies is endemic, extremely high levels of renal failure and rheumatic heart disease appear to be related to repeated scabies infestations and secondary streptococcal infections.


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