Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Vol. 75, No. 4, 2009, pp. 340-347
Bioline Code: dv09115
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 75, No. 4, 2009, pp. 340-347
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Crusted scabies is a rare manifestation of scabies characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of mites in the skin. In immunocompromised patients, this infestation is characterized by crusted lesions. The occurrence of the disease in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients and the widespread use of immunosuppressive agents has led to a renewed interest in the disease. Early recognition and treatment is necessary to avoid an outbreak of scabies. This review highlights the pathogenesis, predisposing factors, clinical features and treatment of crusted scabies.
Crusted, Norwegian, Scabies
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