Atypical scabies in HIV-positive patients.

  title={Atypical scabies in HIV-positive patients.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Joaqu{\'i}n Portu and Juan Miguel Santamar{\'i}a and Zuri{\~n}a Zubero and M V Almeida-Llamas and M Aldamiz-Etxebarria San Sebasti{\'a}n and Angel E. R. Gutierrez},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={34 5 Pt 2},
Five cases of Norwegian or keratotic scabies in HIV-positive patients are described. One of these patients was the source of an outbreak in a hospital, ultimately involving 72 persons. Three of our patients had a markedly pruritic eruption. This is unusual in crusted scabies in which pruritus is usually slight or absent. Two of the five patients had unusual CD4 counts of more than 200 cells per cubic millimeter. All our patients responded to lindane and keratolytic agents. When generalized… CONTINUE READING