Crusted Scabies Induced Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Crusted scabies causes extensive hyperkeratotic skin lesions, crusting, and scaling and is common in elderly and institutionalized patients. We present a case of crusted scabies in a patient with encephalopathy and diffuse exfoliative erythroderma. After extensive workup, the patient's condition was attributed to hypereosinophilic syndrome due to crusted scabies. Skin condition, mental status, and eosinophilia improved with high-dose steroids in conjunction with topical permethrin and oral ivermectin.
Shrestha, Asis and Bischof, Edward, "Crusted Scabies Induced Hypereosinophilic Syndrome" (2021). Rochester Regional Health authored publications and proceedings. 357.