Case Report

Norwegian Scabies in a 70-Year-Old Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Report


Crusted scabies (CS) is an extremely contagious variant of classical scabies with substantial morbidity and mortality. It is the most prevalent in immunocompromised patients, those with some underlying diseases, and individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Herein, we report a 70-year-old woman who presented with generalized erythema with itchy hyperkeratotic plaques and crusted lesions on her face, hands, between fingers, neck, scalp, abdomen, and legs up to the knees. She was diagnosed with CS and subsequently isolated and treated with ivermectin (200 μg/kg) and 5% permethrin cream. She died a short time after being admitted, and it was due to severe septic shock and cardiac arrest. Immediate isolation and treatment of CS patients is essential to prevent morbidity and mortality. Prompt diagnosis and precise medical management in both patients and healthcare settings is required.

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IssueVol 18 No 2 (2023) QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Crusted scabies Kidney transplant Septic shock

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Vafae Eslahi A, Sheikhdavoodi N, Badri M. Norwegian Scabies in a 70-Year-Old Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 2023;18(2):257-261.