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Are the elderly more acceptable to scabies?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Not necessarily

No, anyone can get scabies.

In brief: Not necessarily

No, anyone can get scabies.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not really

Anyone can acquire scabies infestation.
All that is required is exposure to the mite. That being said, the elderly may have conditions, such as dementia or aphasia, that may delay them from seeking attention for scabies, and so the infestation may be more advanced at the time of diagnosis.

In brief: Not really

Anyone can acquire scabies infestation.
All that is required is exposure to the mite. That being said, the elderly may have conditions, such as dementia or aphasia, that may delay them from seeking attention for scabies, and so the infestation may be more advanced at the time of diagnosis.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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