E.D.P.A. – Scabies-Test
Scabies is an infectious disease of the skin caused by the action of an astigmatous mite called Sarcoptes Scabiei, which digs the intraepidermal tunnels within which it deposits its eggs. If a doctor can see macroscopically the tunnels, the diagnosis is possible clinically, but if these tunnels are not visible or there are not, the diagnosis is impossible without examining a scarification of the skin. Most of the times in fact the mite penetrates the epidermis producing lesions similar to insect bites, often complicated by the intense scratching. In these cases it is not possible to make a diagnosis without isolating the mite from the skin. The withdrawal is rather annoying and invasive because it is necessary to scarify the lesion with the blade of a scalpel.
Through the study of the traces in the dust coming from the bed and the client’s bedroom, it is possible to detect Sarcoptes Scabiei and to diagnose scabies without disturbing the client. This pathology is transmitted not only by prolonged close contact (e.g. sexually) with infested individuals, but also through contact with contaminated places (e.g. sheets, sofas, etc.) with the skin scales of subjects suffering from scabies. So it is possible to detect the traces of Sarcoptes scabiei in the environment without having direct contact with the client
This allows us to make a remote diagnose of scabies, examining the dust samples sent directly by the client.
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