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.
Results of a study show that a single diagnosed chlamydia infection is linked with increased risk of reproductive complications including pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and tubal factor infertility.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, as a single agent for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in adults with compensated liver disease.