The association of albuminuria with scabies was discussed frequently in the French and the German literature several years ago. Some authors claimed that it was common, while others denied its existence. As I have failed to find any recent articles on this subject, although it is mentioned in several of the standard textbooks of dermatology, I consider an attempt to settle this question indicated.
REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
In a series of 1,300 Japanese patients (the author did not state how many had scabies) Scheube1 found 17 instances of albuminuria which, according to his belief, were due to scabies. Boyer2 described 5 cases in which albuminuria appeared at the onset of scabies, before any treatment was started, and disappeared when the scabies was cured.There are many reports of albuminuria caused by various drugs used in the treatment of scabies. Nine of 124 patients with scabies who were
NILES HD. ALBUMINURIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH SCABIESREVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF URINALYSES IN TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN CASES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(1):19–25. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480130022003