Sarcoptes scabiei (Linnaeus, 1758) is an astigmatid mite of the genus Sarcoptes (Latreille, 1806) with high morphological variability in relation to its host.1 In humans, S. scabiei var. hominis causes common and crusted scabies.1 The latter typically occurs in patients with immunologic, neurologic, and metabolic disorders.2 We report a nosocomial outbreak of crusted scabies due to S. scabiei var. canis in immunosuppressed patients.

Nosocomial outbreak of crusted scabies in immunosuppressed patients caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis

Stingeni, L;Tramontana, M;Principato, M;Moretta, I;Bianchi, L;Hansel, K
2020

Abstract

Sarcoptes scabiei (Linnaeus, 1758) is an astigmatid mite of the genus Sarcoptes (Latreille, 1806) with high morphological variability in relation to its host.1 In humans, S. scabiei var. hominis causes common and crusted scabies.1 The latter typically occurs in patients with immunologic, neurologic, and metabolic disorders.2 We report a nosocomial outbreak of crusted scabies due to S. scabiei var. canis in immunosuppressed patients.
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