December 4, 1981

Norwegian Scabies in a Renal Transplant Patient

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.

JAMA. 1981;246(22):2608-2609. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03320220058027

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.

(JAMA 1981;246:2608-2609)