a severe form of scabies with innumerable mites in thickened stratum corneum; has been linked with cellular immune deficiencies, including AIDS.
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crusted scabiesDermatology 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.
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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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