• A case of crusted (Norwegian) scabies is reported in a child who was a recipient of a bone marrow transplant. The infestation is presumed to have predated the bone marrow transplant and continued asymptomatically during chemotherapy and total body x-irradiation in preparation for transplant. The child was asymptomatic until 23 days after transplantation, when bone marrow engraftment was attained. The altered host-parasite relationship is emphasized by the observation that the onset of symptomatic pruritus coincided with successful engraftment.
(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:95-97)
Barnes L, McCallister RE, Lucky AW. Crusted (Norwegian) Scabies: Occurrence in a Child Undergoing a Bone Marrow Transplant. Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(1):95–97. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660250101029
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