oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Scabies in Zimbabwe Rhodesia: distribution on the human body and the efficacy of lindane and permethrin as scabicides

Volume 25, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The world is currently experiencing a pandemic of scabies (Shrank & Alexander, 1967; Haydon & Caplan, 1971; Orkin & Maibach, 1978) and the world situation is reflected by the increase in prevalence and intensity of scabies in Zimbabwe Rhodesia undoubtedly exacerbated by the conditions resulting from the war in the country.

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