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An Itchy Problem: A Clinical Case of Crusted Scabies
António Araújo Ferreira, Alexandra Esteves, Yolanda Mahia, Aristóteles Rosmaninho, Augusta Silva
http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2017_000591
European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine - © EFIM

ABSTRACT

Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. A more severe form called crusted or Norwegian scabies may occur in immunosuppressed patients and the elderly. Crusted scabies mostly differs from normal scabies by the exuberance of its lesions, body distribution and high contagiousness, and requires different and more prolonged treatment. Early recognition of the lesions and isolation precautions are crucial for disease control and prevention of transmission. The authors describe a clinical case of crusted scabies with pruritus and exuberant cutaneous lesions.

KEYWORDS

Crusted Scabies; Pruritus; Contagious diseases

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