Pathogenic Mechanisms in Scabies and Associated Bacterial Infections

Seminar/Forum

Pathogenic Mechanisms in Scabies and Associated Bacterial Infections

Davis Auditorium
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

1g Royal Parade, Parkville

Booking not required

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Scabies is one of the most common skin disorders in children worldwide. In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of remote northern Australia scabies prevalence is high and extreme rates of scabies-associated streptococcal and staphylococcal infections cause a significant public health burden. As resistance to current drugs is emerging there is a critical need for new therapies.

The research agenda of the scabies laboratory at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute focuses on developing new acaricides. As a first set of candidate targets the investigations of several classes of mite essential intestinal proteases will be discussed.

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