Scabies is a contagious disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis.
The affected individual usually complains of having a highly pruritic rash that occurs at night.
It occurs more often in children <15 years of age, sexually active young adults, the immunocompromised and in persons living in crowded living conditions (eg nursing homes, military barracks).
Transmission is typically by direct skin contact with an infected person and in adults, sexual transmission is common.
It is safe to revaccinate patients with a history of mild or moderate adverse events following immunization (AEFI), but more research is required in those with serious AEFIs who are less likely to be reimmunized, suggests a recent study.