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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 1998 June;133(3):225-7
Treatment of scabies with bis-butyl-carboethylene
Institute of Dermatological Sciences, IRCCS, University of Milan, Ospedale Maggiore, Milan
Background. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a bis-butyl-carboethylene preparation in eliminating the Sarcoptes scabiei mite in patients with scabies infection.
Methods. Twenty-two people with scabies (8 females, 14 males), aged from 8 months to 60 years, were treated with two applications of bis-butyl-carboethylene. After three days, the patients were re-examined and if the mite was still present further applications were prescribed. All patients were examined one month after the last application.
Results. Sarcoptes scabiei was eliminated in all 22 patients (100%): in 18 patients (81.8%) after one cycle of treatment (two applications), in two (9.1%) after another treatment and in two (9.1%) with two further treatments after the first cycle. The bis-butyl-carboethylene preparation was well tolerated by 20 patients (90.9%), and only two (9.1%) presented irritative eczema.
Conclusions. The bis-butyl-carboethylene oppears to be a useful tool in the therapy of scabies.