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Clinical Tests for Diagnosis of Scabies: Diagnostic Accuracy, Clinical Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: December 19, 2018
Project Number: RB1291-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the diagnostic test accuracy of Burrow ink test compared with skin scraping for scabies?
  2. What is the diagnostic test accuracy of Burrow ink test compared with physician diagnosis for scabies?
  3. What is the diagnostic test accuracy of skin scraping compared with physician diagnosis for scabies?
  4. What is the clinical effectiveness of diagnostic testing for suspected scabies?
  5. What is the cost effectiveness of diagnostic testing for suspected scabies?
  6. What are the evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis of scabies?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews were identified regarding the diagnostic accuracy of various methods used to diagnose scabies. No economic evaluations or evidence-based guidelines were identified.

Tags

diagnostic tests, sarcoptes scabiei, scabies, scabiei, scabies, Test, Skin, parasitological