Norwegian scabies in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Dermatology. 1998;197(3):306-8. doi: 10.1159/000018021.

Abstract

We report the case of a 42-year-old man with symptomatic HIV infection (C3 CDC stage) who presented widespread hyperkeratotic skin lesions diagnosed as Norwegian scabies. The CD4 count was 87 cells/mm3. The patient has been the source of a nosocomial outbreak (20 individuals affected). He was treated successfully with combined topical treatment (permethrin 5% cream plus keratolytic agents) and oral ivermectin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Insecticides / therapeutic use
  • Ivermectin / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Permethrin
  • Pyrethrins / therapeutic use
  • Sarcoptes scabiei / drug effects
  • Scabies / complications*
  • Scabies / drug therapy
  • Scabies / pathology
  • Skin / drug effects
  • Skin / parasitology
  • Skin / pathology

Substances

  • Insecticides
  • Pyrethrins
  • Permethrin
  • Ivermectin