Scabies in AIDS.

  title={Scabies in AIDS.},
  author={Mark Orkin},
  journal={Seminars in dermatology},
  volume={12 1},
  • Mark Orkin
  • Published 1993 in Seminars in dermatology
Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) will be the most common disease triggering crusted (Norwegian) scabies. Scabies should be suspected in any atypical itching (or non) rash in HIV/AIDS patients. Attempt to prove the diagnosis by doing a skin scraping, or if negative, a skin biopsy. Unusual forms of scabies in HIV/AIDS can be divided into crusted scabies and atypical (exaggerated) scabies. Therapy requires the sequential use of scabicides, usually over a… CONTINUE READING