this is a study from may and should have alerted the medical community of the use of ivermectin in treating covid 19
The explosion in scabies cases during COVID‐19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in conjunction with changes in many
areas of life that need to reassessed and adjusted.
1 These changes also reflected in
dermatology outpatient and inpatient clinics.
2,3 Recently, we reported that not
number but percentages of patients with scabies, psoriasis, urticaria, and scabies-
related visits to dermatology outpatient clinic increased immediately ten days after
4 However, we observed a sudden rise in the number of scabies
two months after the first case of COVID-19 in Turkey. This finding can be
addressed in the context of the pandemic-related "stay at home" policy which is very
crucial to control the outbreak. The severe clinical manifestation of scabies basically
occurs after 4-6 weeks of the first infestation. This may be the reason why scabies is
not seen in high number at the beginning of pandemic and then cause an explosion.
I see no connection to Ivermectin. Article suggests rural<->urban spread in Turkey is to blame and also closing clinics and then seeing a surge in cases once things open up.