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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 May-Jun;54(3):397-400.

[Crusted scabies in HIV/AIDS infected patients. Report of 15 cases].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Departamento de Dermatología, Hospital General de Zona 29, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

BACKGROUND:

Crusted (Norwegian) scabies is a rare disease that occurs in patients with compromised immune system like patients with HIV/AIDS. We report 15 cases of crusted scabies in patients with HIV/AIDS successfully treated with oral ivermectin.

CLINICAL CASES:

The mean age of the patients was 43.7±8.06 and the diagnosis was made at a median of 5 months. All patients were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS treatment with antiretroviral therapy. Patients were treated with repeated doses of oral ivermectin with different schemes with good tolerance and efficacy with full resolution and without recurrence.

CONCLUSIONS:

Ivermectin is the treatment of choice for crusted scabies; it is tolerable and accessible to the patient. Immunosuppressed patients are those with the highest risk of acquiring that disease; we highlight the importance of lesion scraping to perform a correct and early diagnosis.

KEYWORDS:

Ivermectin; Scabies; Treatment

PMID:
27100988
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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