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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1991 Dec;25(6 Pt 1):1015-6.

An outbreak of lindane-resistant scabies treated successfully with permethrin 5% cream.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77550.


An outbreak of scabies in 12 persons, after contact with a hospitalized patient with lindane-resistant Norwegian scabies, is described. Resistance to treatment was documented in 7 of 10 patients treated with lindane. Of these, one responded to crotamiton 10% cream, and the remaining six were cured by a single treatment with permethrin 5% cream.

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