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Acariasis

Also known as Mite Infestation

Acariasis is an infestation with mites.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with acariasis, 91% report having skin rash, 77% report having itching of skin, and 49% report having swelling of scrotum. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of acariasis are skin rash, itching of skin, swelling of scrotum, elbow weakness, cross-eyed, excessive growth, bowlegged or knock-kneed, feeling hot and cold, wrist weakness, and emotional symptoms, although you may still have acariasis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with acariasis often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), liver function tests, corneal transplant, procedures on spleen, removal of ectopic pregnancy, tracheostomy; temporary and permanent, diagnostic endocrine procedures and ct scan chest .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with acariasis include diphenhydramine (benadryl), permethrin topical, hydrocortisone topical, hydroxyzine, piperonyl butoxide-pyrethrins topical, abatacept (orencia), colloidal oatmeal topical, betamethasone topical product, triamcinolone, folic acid, cetirizine (zyrtec), chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine and mecamylamine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for acariasis include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years almost never get acariasis.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
4.1x
5-14 years
1.9x
15-29 years
1.3x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.1x
Other
0.1x
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