Description of Sarcoptes scabiei Infestation among Students at Babus Salam Islamic Boarding School, Karawaci

  • Nur Meutia Aushaf Zayyan Poltekkes Kemenkes Pontianak
  • Bagus Muhammad Ihsan Poltekkes Kemenkes Pontianak


Sarcoptes scabiei, the causative agent of scabies, poses a significant public health concern worldwide, particularly in developing countries where prevalence rates range from 6% to 27%. Factors such as socio-economic status and ecological conditions, notably high-density living environments like dormitories and Islamic Boarding Schools, contribute to increased transmission risk, particularly among children and adults. This study focuses on Babus Salam Islamic Boarding School in Karawaci, Tangerang, Indonesia, characterized by its student community, religious practices, and educational traditions. Employing a descriptive analytic approach with a cross-sectional design, the research involved physical examinations and skin scraping sampling of the students, followed by microscopic analysis in the Parasitology Laboratory of Polytechnic Kemenkes Banten. The findings reveal a 100% absence of Sarcoptes scabiei infestation among the students at Pondok Pesantren Babus Salam. This research underscores the importance of understanding scabies epidemiology in specific demographic settings to inform targeted prevention and control strategies