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Norwegian or Crusted Scabies in a Patient With Down Syndrome

Jayananda, Sriraksha MB, BS*; Gollol Raju, Narasimha Swamy MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: September 2013 - Volume 21 - Issue 5 - p 318–319
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318278f707
Case Reports

Abstract: Crusted scabies or Norwegian Scabies is a rare but highly contagious infestation with scabies mite. People with low immunity, cognitive impairment, or inability to scratch are predisposed to this infestation. We present a case of crusted scabies in an adult patient with Down syndrome.

From the *Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India and †Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME.

Correspondence to: Narasimha Swamy Gollol Raju, MD, Eastern Maine Medical Center, 489 State St, Bangor-04401, ME. E-mail: ngollolraju@emh.org.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.