Title

Crusted Scabies Induced Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

Department

Internal Medicine

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Cureus

Abstract

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.

First Page

e15201

DOI

10.7759/cureus.15201

Publication Date

6-29-2021

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