A 23-year-old renal transplant patient was seen for a ten-month history of mildly pruritic hyperkeratotic skin lesions. Norwegian scabies was suspected and proved to be present by a potassium hydroxide preparation of skin scrapings. With the current widespread use of immunosuppressive agents, physicians should be aware of the increased incidence of this entity.
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