Immunological Aspects of Patients Infested with Scabies in Thi-Qar Province, Southern Iraq
Keywords:Scabies, WBC, IL-5, IL-13, Thi-Qar province, Iraq
Scabies is skin disease of human and many mammalian hosts caused by the important obligate parasites
Sarcoptes scabiei, lives and reproduces in epidermis ,resulting a significant human and animal morbidity.
The current study aimed to determine the immunological responses in patients infested with scabies who
attended a private clinic in Al-Hussein general hospital in Thi-Qar province. The total white blood cell
count, differential counts (lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils), the serum
levels of IL-5 and IL-13 in were evaluated in all patients with scabies and compared with non-infested
healthy individuals as a control group.
The present study showed significant increase on the mean of total WBC in patients infested with scabies
when compared with control (P? 0.05).
A significant differences (P? 0.05) were recorded in the absolute leukocytes counts for patient infested
with scabies when compared with control group except that for monocytes and basophils which were non
significant (P? 0.05) in our study.
The results of study showed significant differences (P? 0.05) in the mean of IL-5 and IL-13 serum levels
for the patient infested with scabies when compared with control.