Dermatology Case


  • Catarina Matos Pediatrics Department, U. Padre Américo, CH Tâmega e Sousa
  • Susana Machado Department of Dermatology, CH Porto
  • Sandrina Carvalho Department of Dermatology, CH Porto
  • Maria José Dinis CH Póvoa de Varzim-Vila do Conde
  • Manuela Selores Department of Dermatology, CH Porto



Infant, scabies, itch, 5% precipitated sulfur


The authors describe a clinical case of a 5-months-old boy with widespread rash since the first month of life. Diffuse papular rash with intensive itching. The shaved skin was inconclusive so we performed biopsy to conÞ rm the diagnosis of scabies.
It’s a dermatosis very contagious caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. In infants skin eruption may have a polymorphic presentation with characteristic distribution.


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How to Cite

Matos C, Machado S, Carvalho S, Dinis MJ, Selores M. Dermatology Case. REVNEC [Internet]. 2017Jan.31 [cited 2024May28];22(2):109-10. Available from:



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