Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 304--306

Crusted scabies complicated with herpes simplex and sepsis


Arghavan Azizpour1, Maryam Nasimi1, Alireza Ghanadan2, Fariba Mohammadi1, Safoura Shakoei3 
1 Department of Dermatology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran
2 Dermopathology, Razi Hospital; Department of Pathology, Cancer Institute, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Dermatology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Safoura Shakoei
Department of Dermatology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - 1419733141
Iran

Crusted scabies is a rare and extremely contagious infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei. Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE) refers to herpes simplex virus infection superimposed on pre-existing dermatosis such as atopic dermatitis, Darier's disease, and pemphigus. We report a case of KVE superimposed on crusted scabies in a middle-aged woman. Her condition was complicated with sepsis. She was treated with IV meropenem, vancomycin, and acyclovir and was released 2 weeks later in good condition. To our knowledge, only rare cases of crusted scabies complicated by KVE have been reported.


How to cite this article:
Azizpour A, Nasimi M, Ghanadan A, Mohammadi F, Shakoei S. Crusted scabies complicated with herpes simplex and sepsis.Indian J Dermatol 2020;65:304-306


How to cite this URL:
Azizpour A, Nasimi M, Ghanadan A, Mohammadi F, Shakoei S. Crusted scabies complicated with herpes simplex and sepsis. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Oct 16 ];65:304-306
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