Severe Scabies after COVID-19: A Case Report

Document Type : Case Reports


1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Kandahar University, Kandahar, Afghanistan

2 Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China


Scabies is defined as a pruritic skin condition caused by an infestation of itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei that is exceptionally contagious; however, there is no exact figure on its prevalence. A six-year-old girl was presented to the Dermatology department of Zahid Maiwand clinic in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. The chief complaint of patient was severe itch at night and rashes on the skin. The skin lesions were "face and body papules, papulovesicles, pustules, nodules, and seborrhea for 15 days" in May of 2020. Ten days ago, the girl was diagnosed as COVID-19 after a PCR test; the patient's fever and body aches were slowly subsiding while the rash started to appear; it was extremely itchy at night; after taking a complete history. It was found that other family members were also showing scabies symptoms such as itching at night and small burrow type skin lesions. We referred the patient for a microscopic examination of some lesions to look for mites and burrows.


Main Subjects