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Oral Treatment of Crusted Scabies with Ivermectin: Report of Two Cases


Address correspondence to V. Petri, M.D., Division of Infectious and Parasitic Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Escola Paulista de Medicina, Rua Botucatu 740, CEP 04023-900, São Paulo, Brazil, or e-mail:


Abstract: Oral treatment with ivermectin of crusted (Norwegian) scabies in two immunosuppressed patients is reported. There was resolution of symptoms and signs of the cutaneous parasitosis on administration of 18–36 mg ivermectin (total doses) in 2- and 3-week periods of treatment, with remission periods of 3 and 4 months, respectively.