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February 1976

Norwegian ScabiesOccurrence in a Patient Undergoing Immunosuppression

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(2):193-196. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630260017005

• Norwegian scabies is rare yet distinctive. The majority of reported cases have been in patients with a relatively small group of diseases, including Down syndrome and lepromatous leprosy. A case occurred in a patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy following a kidney transplant. Altered host factors appear to be the prime determinants in the pathogenesis of the disease.

(Arch Dermatol 112:193-196, 1976)