What is the prognosis of scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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With proper diagnosis and treatment, the prognosis in otherwise healthy individuals with classic scabies is excellent. If one medication is ineffective, the sequential use of agents can be curative. Immunocompromised or institutionalized individuals are at an increased risk for crusted scabies, which is associated with a less favorable outcome.


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