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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682

Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. vol.25 no.1 Uberaba Jan./Mar. 1992

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86821992000100010 

CASE REPORT

 

Crusted scabies in a chid with systemic lupus erythematosus

 

 

Nurimar C.F. Wanke; Claudia Melo; Viviam Balassiano

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ABSTRACT

A child with systemic lupus erythematosus who has been treated with prednisone for three years, developed crusted scabies. Scrapings from lesions revealed Sarcoptes scabiei adult mites mad eggs. The patient died with septicemia and renal failure soon after starting topical 20% sulfur. A marked improvement was observed in the cutaneous lesions.

Keywords: Scabies. Crusted scabies. Norwegian scabies.


RESUMO

E descrito um caso de sarna crostosa em criança portadora de lupus eritematoso sistêmico em tratamento com prednisona há três anos. O raspado das lesões cutâneas revelou ovos e ácaros adultos de Sarcoptes scabiei. A paciente faleceu por sepsis e insuficiência renal pouco tempo após início da terapêutica tópica com enxofre a 20%. Melhora importante foi observada no quadro dermatológico.

Palavras-chave: Escabiose. Sarna crostosa. Sarna norueguesa.


 

 

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Adress to correspondence:
Dra. Nurimar C. F. Wanke.
Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho.
Av. Brigadeiro Trompowsky, s/n
Cidade Universitária
21910-000
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

 

 

Recebido para publicação em 17/12/91.

 

 

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine and Dermatology Unit, Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

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