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Research Article

Occupational scabies.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: (Published 30 July 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:303
  1. R J Rycroft,
  2. C D Calnan


    A localised epidemic of scabies lasting nearly a year occurred among crews on river pleasure craft. There was a sharp contrast between the paucity of scabietic lesions, especially burrows, and an unusually high infectivity. Scarcely a crew member was free from itching, yet individually diagnosis proved extremely difficult.