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February 1979

Norwegian Scabies in Bloom's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center, Minneapolis.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(2):212-213. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010020058018

Norwegian scabies is an unusual Sarcoptes scabiei infestation. It has been reported often in patients who are either severely debilitated or who have congenital or iatrogenic suppression of their immune responses. We report the occurrence of Norwegian scabies in a 13-year-old boy with Bloom's syndrome who had impaired humoral and cell-mediated immunity.

(Arch Dermatol 115:212-213, 1979)