crusted scabies

Nor·we·gian sca·bies

a severe form of scabies with innumerable mites in thickened stratum corneum; has been linked with cellular immune deficiencies, including AIDS.
Severe scabies, seen in institutionalised persons—e.g., those with Down syndrome—or either debilitated or immunosuppressed patients, caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis

crusted scabies

Dermatology Severe scabies, seen in institutionalized persons–eg, with Down syndrome or either debilitated or immunosuppressed Pts Clinical Many mites—Sarcoptes scabei var.homini, with a psoriasis-like pachydermia, variably accompanied by thickened nails, generalized hyperpigmentation, eosinophilia, pyoderma, lymphadenopathy. See Seven-year itch.

crusted scabies

Widespread scabies involving large areas of the skin, usually found in people with immune-suppressing illnesses, malnutrition, or unhygienic living situations. Crusted scabies is very contagious. Scaling skin from affected persons readily distributes mites to individuals in contact with the patient.
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QUICK DETECTION OF nosocomial crusted scabies, followed by prompt implementation of infection prevention measures, may reduce the risk of such outbreaks, a small case series suggests.
reported a case of crusted scabies in a 17-year-old female patient with juvenile RA who was treated with infliximab.
Crusted scabies (CS) is a very contagious rare skin infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, an obligate human parasite, transmitted by skin-to-skin contact.
Crusted scabies in remote Australia, a new way forward: lessons and outcomes from the East Arnhem Scabies Control Program.
Skin infections such as impetigo, or 'school sores', scabies and crusted scabies are major problems in remote Aboriginal communities but they are preventable.
Because patients with crusted scabies can be infested with as many as 2 million mites, transmission from very brief skin-to-skin contact is possible, and outbreaks have occurred in health care facilities and other institutional settings.
INTRODUCTION: Crusted scabies was first described among lepers in Norway in 1848 by Boeck and Danielssen.
Norwegian scabies - also known as crusted scabies - is a rare form of scabies and spread by skin to skin contact.
Also known as Crusted scabies, the severe infection is caused by microscopic mites which burrow under the skin and give the appearance of thick, warty crusts.
Crusted scabies is more contagious and causes more environmental contamination than classical scabies, because there are thousands of mites in the crusts which are shed into the environment.
Norwegian scabies, also known as crusted scabies, is an uncommon form of scabies infestation that was first described in Norway.
3, 6, 7) Many experts now recommend evaluating all high risk patients with crusted scabies for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HTLV-1 infections.