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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   Spring 2005 , Volume 48 , Number 87; Page(s) 99 To 102.
 
Paper: 

DISSEMINATED SCABIES INFECTION IN A RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT

 
 
Author(s):  JAVIDI Z., FATA A., KIAFAR B.
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: Scabies infestation with ordinary clinical features affects healthy people. Norwegian (crusted) scabies is and unusual and severe form of disease in which hundreds to thousands of mite sarcopt scabiei are present and in cases of misdiagnosis or delay in treatment may cause an epidemy.
In this report a patient is presented with an unusual and severe infestation in a background of Post transplant immunosuppression.
A 33 years old woman under immunosuppressive treatment due to kidney transplantation developed a severe and extensive scabies infestation wich quickly caused infestation in lots of her close contactants.
Conclusion: In transplant recipient patients with pruritic, unusual, and severe dermatoses, this infestation should be considered, and with quick diagnosis and appropriate treatment its complications become avoidable.

 
Keyword(s): SCABIES, IMMUNODEFECIENTY, KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION DISSIMINATED SCABIES, SARCOPTES SCABIEI
 
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