Alberici F, Pagani L, Ratti G et al. (2000) Ivermectin alone or in combination with benzyl benzoate in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus-associated scabies. British Journal of Dermatology 142: 969–72

Bachewar NP, Thawani VR, Mali SN et al. (2009) Comparison of safety, efficacy, and cost effectiveness of benzyl benzoate, permethrin, and ivermectin in patients of scabies. Indian Journal of Pharmacology 41: 9–14

Barkwell R, Shields S (1997). Deaths associated with ivermectin treatment of scabies. Lancet 349: 1144–5

British National Formulary (2014) Benzyl benzoate [online, accessed 27 January 2014]

British National Formulary (2014) Malathion [online; accessed 27 January 2014]

British National Formulary (2014) Permethrin [online; accessed 27 January 2014]

British National Formulary (2014) Scabies [online; accessed 27 January 2014]

Brooks PA, Grace RF (2002) Ivermectin is better than benzyl benzoate for childhood scabies in developing countries. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 38: 401–4

Chhaiya SB, Patel VJ, Dave JN et al. (2012) Comparative efficacy and safety of topical permethrin, topical ivermectin, and oral ivermectin in patients of uncomplicated scabies. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology 78: 605–10

Glaziou P, Cartel JL, Alzieu P et al. (1993) Comparison of ivermectin and benzyl benzoate for treatment of scabies. Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 44: 331–2

Goldust M, Rezaee E, Hemayat S (2012) Treatment of scabies: comparison of permethrin 5% versus ivermectin. Journal of Dermatology 39: 545–7

Huffam SE, Currie BJ (1998) Ivermectin for Sarcoptes scabiei hyperinfestation. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2: 152–4

Larralde M, Mijelshon LM, Gonzalez A et al. (1999) Ivermectin-responsive crusted scabies in four patients. Pediatric Dermatology 16: 69–70

Ly F, Caumes E, Ndaw CA et al. (2009) Ivermectin versus benzyl benzoate applied once or twice to treat human scabies in Dakar, Senegal: a randomized controlled trial. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 87: 424–30

Macotela-Ruiz E, Pena-Gonzalez G (1993) The treatment of scabies with oral ivermectin. Gaceta Médica de México 129: 201–5

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (2011) Drug analysis print: drug name Ivermectin [online; accessed 6 January 2014]

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2011) Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Scabies.

Nnoruka EN, Agu CE (2001) Successful treatment of scabies with oral ivermectin in Nigeria. Tropical Doctor 31: 15–8

Nofal A (2009) Variable response of crusted scabies to oral ivermectin: report on eight Egyptian patients. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 23: 793–7

Paasch U, Haustein UF (2000) Management of endemic outbreaks of scabies with allethrin, permethrin, and ivermectin. International Journal of Dermatology 39: 463–70

Saqib M, Malik LM, Jahangir M (2012) A comparison of efficacy of single topical permethrin and single oral ivermectin in the treatment of scabies. Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists 22: 45–9

Sharma R, Singal A (2011) Topical permethrin and oral ivermectin in the management of scabies: a prospective, randomized, double blind, controlled study. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology 77: 581–6

Strong M, Johnstone P (2007) Interventions for treating scabies. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews issue 3: CD000320

US Food and Drug Administration (2014) Tablets Stromectol (ivermectin) [online; accessed 8 January 2014]

Usha V, Gopalakrishnan Nair TV (2000) A comparative study of oral ivermectin and topical permethrin cream in the treatment of scabies. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 42: 236–40

Welsh Medicines Information Centre (2012) Scabies [online; accessed 8 January 2014]