Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis (Scabies) is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX) Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Sarcoptes scabiei: a mite.
  • Mites burrow into the stratum corneum and lay their eggs; new mites hatch and form new burrows.
    • Scabies is a major initiating factor in streptococcal pyoderma and linked to post-streptococcal sequelae such as acute rheumatic fever and acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.

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Last updated: July 22, 2013