Disseminated Cutaneous Mycobacterium Haemophilum Infection and Concomitant Crusted Scabies in an Iatrogenically Immunocompromised Patient - A Case Report

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Kristen Tessiatore http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4538-5261
Divya Sadhwani
Kimberly Mancl
Paul Rodriguez-Waitkus
Lucia Seminario-Vidal


mycobacterium haemophilum, crusted scabies, iatrogenic, immunocompromised


Mycobacterium haemophilum and crusted scabies are rare cutaneous diseases reported in distinct immunocompromised hosts. M. haemophilum is a skin and soft tissue infection, whereas crusted scabies is an infestation of the skin. Whereas scabies infestation is readily diagnosed, M. haemophilum infection poses a diagnostic challenge due to its rarity as well as varied clinical and histologic presentations. Although both scabies infestation and M. haemophilum have been reported in the literature separately, to our knowledge no previous reports have described these diseases occurring simultaneously in an iatrogenically immunosuppressed patient. We report herein a rare case of concomitant M. haemophilum and scabies infestation in a 38-year-old woman with dermatomyositis on multiple immunosuppressive agents.  


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