What research is currently underway for a routine diagnostic test for active scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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A simple, cheap, sensitive, and specific test for routine diagnosis of active scabies is desirable. [42] The expression and purification of S scabiei recombinant antigens have identified numerous molecules with diagnostic potential. Current studies are assessing the accuracy of these recombinant proteins in identifying antibodies in individuals with active scabies and in differentiating them from individuals with past exposure.


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