oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Norwegian scabies

Volume 23, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



As the name implies Norwegian Scabies was first descriptionbed in Norway in 1848 but the disease was more fully dealt with by Hebra in his textbook 20 years later. It is not a common disease, only 10 cases having been reported in America up to 1960, when Maguire and Kligman descriptionbed four cases, one of which it took ""one or two years"" to diagnose.

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