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Large Nosocomial Outbreak Associated with a Norwegian Scabies Index Case Undergoing TNF-α Inhibitor Treatment: Management and Control

  • Valeria Belvisi (a1) (a2), Giovanni Battista Orsi (a2), Cosmo Del Borgo (a1), Paolo Fabietti (a1), Adriana Ianari (a3), Francesco Albertoni (a4), Patricia Porcelli (a5), Concetta Potenza (a6) and Claudio Maria Mastroianni (a1) (a2)...

Abstract

We describe a large outbreak associated with a crusted (Norwegian) scabies case in an immunocompromised patient following treatment with TNF-α inhibitor (adalimumab) for psoriasis arthritis. The increasing use of TNF-α inhibitors should induce clinicians to consider this serious parasitic infection when evaluating skin rashes in patients receiving biologic therapies.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;36(11):1358–1360

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Address correspondence to Giovanni B Orsi, Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Università di Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy (giovanni.orsi@uniroma1.it).

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Large Nosocomial Outbreak Associated with a Norwegian Scabies Index Case Undergoing TNF-α Inhibitor Treatment: Management and Control

  • Valeria Belvisi (a1) (a2), Giovanni Battista Orsi (a2), Cosmo Del Borgo (a1), Paolo Fabietti (a1), Adriana Ianari (a3), Francesco Albertoni (a4), Patricia Porcelli (a5), Concetta Potenza (a6) and Claudio Maria Mastroianni (a1) (a2)...

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