Introduction: Scabies is a neglected tropical public health problem around the world. It is caused by the Sarcoptes Scabiei mite that infested under the skin. The prevalence has been noted as per year is 300 million patients over the world wide. Objectives:To determine the frequency of Scabies at PMCH Nawabshah. Methods: A cross sectional study has been carried out on 422 patients at Peoples Medical Hospital Nawabshah at outpatients Department of Dermatology. The technique of sampling was convenience. A structured questionnaire has been used for data collection and analysis. All data has been collected by researcher on diagnosed cases of scabies by skin specialists. Results: The study is showing prevalence 22.4% among skin problem persons. The mean age of participant 60.2.Sabies can occur at any stage of life The comparison of male and female individuals as 6610 (48%) and 6595 (52%). The marital status of the participants as; married, un-married, widower, divorced and widow was 260 (66.3%) ,118(27.9%),2(0.47%),1(0.23%) and 21(4.97%) respectively and high rate found in lower economic condition Conclusion: The prevalence of scabies at peoples Medical Hospital Nawabshah is 22.4% The prevalence of scabies high in developing countries and this found prominent in back ward areas. The high ratio of scabies is associate with limited resources of basic life. Scabies seems to be neglected tropical problem of health.
Abdullah Khoso, K. Nadeem, Bashiran Chachar
Asian Pacific Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences