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Sex Transm Infect. 2004 Feb;80(1):72-3.

Localised genital Norwegian scabies in an AIDS patient.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

We present a case of an AIDS patient with Norwegian scabies manifest by a single, crusted plaque localised to the glans penis.

METHODS:

A 45 year old man with AIDS presented to our clinic complaining of a red papular pruritic rash on his abdomen and anterior thighs and a single, thick, crusted, non-pruritic lesion on the penis. He had been treated with lindane topically prior to the development of the penile lesion without resolution of the pruritus or red papular lesions. A mineral oil preparation was obtained from the hyperkeratotic penile lesion and revealed numerous mite eggs and faeces.

RESULTS:

The diagnosis of localised, genital Norwegian scabies was made. The patient was treated with ivermectin 200 micro g/kg per dose taken as two doses, 14 days apart, with complete resolution of both pruritus and skin lesions.

CONCLUSIONS:

This patient is the first known report of Norwegian scabies localised as a single lesion on the penis. He was successfully treated with oral ivermectin monotherapy.

PMID:
14755042
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PMCID:
PMC1758396
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