A Rare Case of Vasculitis Induced by Crusted Scabies Infection

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Catherine Lyons, BS, BA
Lydia A. Luu, MD
Seth M. Martin, MD
Olivia L. Schenck, MD


general dermatology, crusted scabies, scabies, LCV, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, vasculitis, Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, mite


Here we present a 70-year-old man who presented with a rare case of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) secondary to a crusted scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis) mite infestation. Few cases have been reported in the literature of LCV in association with scabies as LCV is typically caused by a bacterial or viral infection or other malignancy. Since this combination of cutaneous manifestations is rare, diagnosis and treatment may be delayed, allowing for the development of advanced disease.


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