Scabies-associated angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy

Amalia Kleiner-Baumgarten, Yehuda Shoenfeld*, Yehuda Chowers, Jed Goldstein, Arie Keynan

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A systemic disorder characterized by fever and reactive lymphadenopathy developed in a patient with scabies infestation. Regression of all clinical symptoms and signs occurred after antiscabies therapy. Two months later, the whole clinical picture reappeared concomitantly with scabies reinfestation. Subsequent lymph node biopsy demonstrated typical angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy (AILD). It is plausible that persistent antigenic stimulation caused by scabies infection was of pathogenetic importance in the induction of the syndrome of AILD. Infectious agents should be considered and looked for in patients with AILD, since they may play a role in the evolution of this disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalActa Haematologica
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy
  • Sarcoptes scabiei


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