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Scabies: Introduction

Scabies: Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. Infestation is common, found worldwide, and ... more about Scabies.

Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Scabies is available below.

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Causes of Scabies

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Scabies: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Scabies

Scabies: DPD (Excerpt)

Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. Infestation is common, found worldwide, and affects people of all races and social classes. Scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people, such as in hospitals, institutions, child-care facilities, and nursing homes. (Source: excerpt from Scabies: DPD)

Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Scabies is a skin infestation with a tiny mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies has become relatively common throughout the general population. It is highly contagious and is spread primarily through sexual contact, although it also is commonly transmitted by contact with skin, infested sheets, towels, or even furniture. (Source: excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Definitions of Scabies:

A contagious cutaneous inflammation caused by the bite of the mite SARCOPTES SCABIEI. It is characterized by pruritic papular eruptions and burrows and affects primarily the axillae, elbows, wrists, and genitalia, although it can spread to cover the entire body. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch" - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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