Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10--16

Genital scabies: Haven of an unwelcome guest


Hima Gopinath1, Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan2 
1 Department of Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hima Gopinath
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Guntur - 522 503, Andhra Pradesh
India

The itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis has been a menace to humanity for ages. Diagnosing scabies can be a challenge in view of the varied presentations of the disease. The male genitalia are an important area of predilection of the mite. Examination of this often overlooked area is essential as it may reveal both characteristic and atypical manifestations of scabies. Genital involvement also attains special relevance in view of the possible sexual transmission of the mite. In addition to the morbidity caused by itching, patients may have to deal with myths, stigma, and embarrassment.


How to cite this article:
Gopinath H, Karthikeyan K. Genital scabies: Haven of an unwelcome guest.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2020;41:10-16


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Gopinath H, Karthikeyan K. Genital scabies: Haven of an unwelcome guest. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 8 ];41:10-16
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