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January 1976

Scabies Simulating Darier Disease in an Immunosuppressed Host

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(1):73-74. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630250037011

• A patient who had recently had a renal transplant was on a maintenance regimen of azathioprine and prednisone. She developed a florid, scaling, papular eruption clinically identical to Darier disease. Biopsy specimens and skin scrapings, however, showed a scabietic infestation. We believe that this highly atypical presentation, which had several features found in Norwegian scabies, was due to a muted inflammatory response that permitted a great proliferation of the mites.

(Arch Dermatol 112:73-74, 1976)

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