Monday, November 26, 2012

Norway

This patient has AIDS. He developed poorly defined erythematous patches that quickly developed a prominent scale. The scalp, hands, and feet are the worst. Note the warty scales, fissures, and crusts.

Challenge: Eww. You double glove and wear a gown. Even so, you take a shower when you get home. What does he have?

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3 comments:

smile said...

scabies!!

Eric said...

Crusted scabies. The Norwegians don't like it when you call it Norwegian scabies!

Craig Chen said...

eww, yes. i don't blame the Norweigians.
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Norway

This is crusted scabies, sometimes called Norweigian scabies, caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.

Sources: Wikipedia, UpToDate.