Unusual features of scabies complicating human T-lymphotropic virus type III infection

Neil Sadick, Mark H. Kaplan, Savita G. Pahwa, M. G. Sarngadharan

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Abstract

Four cases of 'exaggerated scabies' are described in patients who were immunodeficient secondary to human T-lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) infection. As in classical scabies, these patients had a pruritic dermatitis but lacked the usual distribution of the eruption. The rash was initially misdiagnosed in all four patients. Scabies should be considered in pruritic dermatitis in patients at risk for HTLV-III infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-486
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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