Norwegian scabies in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_DB8A8EA7E0B1
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Norwegian scabies in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Journal
Dermatology
Author(s)
Guggisberg  D., de Viragh  P. A., Constantin  C., Panizzon  R. G.
ISSN
1018-8665 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1998
Volume
197
Number
3
Pages
306-8
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article
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.
Keywords
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*complications Adult Animals Humans Insecticides/therapeutic use Ivermectin/therapeutic use Male Permethrin Pyrethrins/therapeutic use Sarcoptes scabiei/drug effects Scabies/*complications/drug therapy/pathology Skin/drug effects/parasitology/pathology
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Web of science
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25/01/2008 16:55
Last modification date
20/08/2019 16:00
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