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We report the case of a 68-year-old man suffering only from hypertension who presented with a 1-month history of severe itching of the genital and inguinal area. On physical examination, there were erythematous and excoriated patches on the pubic region and groins due to scratching, and intensely itchy erythematous nodules on the penis and scrotum. Dermoscopy documented track-like burrows on the nodules, consistent with Sarcoptes scabiei infestation. We …
Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti
Contributors Study conception and design: CF, VD. Data analysis: CF, MR, AJ. Literature review/study results interpretation: CF, AJ, GB. Final manuscript draft/editing: CF, VD.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.