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Scabies Mite

Scabies mite

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Scabies mites burrow into the outer layers of human skin, causing itching, a rash, and sometimes skin sores. The scabies mites are spread through close contact with an infested person, such as by touching or by sleeping in the same bed.

By Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Last Revised January 23, 2013

Last Revised: January 23, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

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