An Itchy Problem: A Clinical Case of Crusted Scabies

Ferreira, António Araújo and Esteves, Alexandra and Mahia, Yolanda and Rosmaninho, Aristóteles and Silva, Augusta An Itchy Problem: A Clinical Case of Crusted Scabies. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4 (5). ISSN 2284-2594


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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crusted Scabies; Pruritus; Contagious diseases
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Michela Donatelli
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 11:34
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 11:34

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