Article Abstract

Hemorrhagic bulla: a rare presentation of scabies

Authors: Lan-Ying Li, Hong Sun, Xiao-Ying Li, Juan-Hua Liu, Wen-Xing Liu, Di-Qing Luo


Scabies is a contagious skin disorder with multiple presentations, it can also cause nosocomial infection sometimes. Bullous scabies is its rare subtype with male predilection, and typically occurs in the elderly with a median age of 70 years. We herein report a 90-year-old man who was hospitalized in the ward presenting with generalized infection of scabies associated with hemorrhagic bullae on both feet and hands, and leading to a prevalence in the ward. All the lesions including the bullae had excellent response to 10% sulfur ointment alone. No relapse occurred in more than 9 months of follow-up.