• Norwegian scabies is rare yet distinctive. The majority of reported cases have been in patients with a relatively small group of diseases, including Down syndrome and lepromatous leprosy. A case occurred in a patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy following a kidney transplant. Altered host factors appear to be the prime determinants in the pathogenesis of the disease.
(Arch Dermatol 112:193-196, 1976)