Norwegian scabies presenting as erythroderma in HIV: A case report.

We describe the case of a 55-year-old patient with a history of HIV infection and injection drug use. The patient was not on any antiretroviral therapy during the previous year, was malnourished and was living in unsanitary conditions. He had extensive, generalized, thick, hyperkeratotic, crusting, papular lesions, which had evolved over the previous month. Hyperkeratotic areas were fissured and linear excoriations were noted diffusely. The rash was distributed on the entire body from the scalp to the toes, with mild itching. Microscopic examination of the scale revealed numerous scabies mites and eggs. The patient was treated with topical scabicidal agents, which resulted in complete resolution. Because of the extremely contagious nature of crusted scabies, as well as its potential for complete cure with an appropriate therapy, there should be a high degree of suspicion for this disease in patients with AIDS, even when the lesions do not have the classical appearance. Nosocomial transmission of scabies from patients with AIDS is a risk, and protective measures, early diagnosis, and therapy are essential. PMID: 31545779 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research

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