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  • Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, an obligate parasite, the "itch mite" burrows and reproduces under human skin. Transmission by prolonged skin-to-skin contact.
  • Scabere, to scratch, from Latin. Pruritis due to intense hypersensitivity reaction generated by mite, ova, and excrement, which occurs 2-6 wks after infestation.[7]

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Last updated: March 19, 2015


Spacek, Lisa A. "Scabies." Johns Hopkins HIV Guide, 2015. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545188/all/Scabies.
Spacek LA. Scabies. Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. 2015. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545188/all/Scabies. Accessed May 25, 2019.
Spacek, L. A. (2015). Scabies. In Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545188/all/Scabies
Spacek LA. Scabies [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. ; 2015. [cited 2019 May 25]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545188/all/Scabies.
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