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December 1989

Norwegian Scabies in an Infant With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Jucowics and Don) and Pediatrics (Drs Ramon, Stone, and Bamji), New York (NY) Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(12):1670-1671. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670240070016

• A 6-month-old infant with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and typical scabies subsequently developed Norwegian scabies, with deterioration of clinical status. The infestation spread to several health care workers who were in close contact with the patient, despite standard isolation precautions. In the rapidly growing hospitalized pediatric AIDS population, Norwegian scabies should be considered in the differential diagnosis of eczematous or seborrheic dermatitis.

(Arch Dermatol. 1989;125:1670-1671)

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