Azin Meshkinpour, MD, MPH


Norwegian Scabies in a Middle-aged Woman

March 01, 2007

A 34-year-old woman who was coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus complained of acute abdominal pain and generalized pruritus of 3 weeks' duration. She was noncompliant with her antiretroviral medications.

Chronic Herpes Gestationis

October 01, 2003

A 34-year-old woman (gravida 3, para 2) presented at 28 weeks’ gestation with a 3-week history of a pruritic rash that had progressively worsened. Multiple vesicles and bullae were noted; erosions and crusts on older lesions were also present. The patient had had no prodromal symptoms; she denied fever, chills, nausea, and vomiting. The purplish hue on her body resulted from application of the topical antibacterial agent, gentian violet, which the patient had obtained in Mexico.