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Encyclopedia of Parasitology

pp 1273-1273

Scabies crustosa

Synonym

Scabies Norvegica.

Severe skin symptoms in persons with immunodeficiency; highly infectious due to formation of huge numbers of mites (Fig. 1).

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Figure 1

HIV patient with thick layers of skin due to scabies. This form is highly contagious, since many mites occur on the surface of the skin.

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