Rare Form of Crusted Scabies in Diabetes: A Case Report

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Rachna Verma
Varun Kumar Arora
Sanjay Kalra
Ashok Kumar
Ajit Srivastava
Bharat Jindal


Crusted scabies is an uncommon manifestation of parasitic infection caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. This variant of scabies is seen in various immunocompromised states. Uncontrolled diabetes is an immunocompromised state which is characterized by increased incidence of various infections, and rarely, may be associated with this rare crusted scabies, which may pose a real diagnostic challenge. A high index of suspicion is required for timely and correct diagnosis in the best interest of the patient and the public health point of view to prevent the spread of this highly contagious infestation.

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Rachna Verma, Varun Kumar Arora, Sanjay Kalra, Ashok Kumar, Ajit Srivastava, & Bharat Jindal. (2022). Rare Form of Crusted Scabies in Diabetes: A Case Report. Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice, 32(9), 34–37. Retrieved from https://ojs.ijcp.in/IJCP/article/view/509
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