Sarcoptes scabiei


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Sar·cop·tes sca·bie·i

(sar-kop'tēz skā'bē-ī),
Formerly Acarus scabiei, the itch mite, varieties of which are distributed worldwide and affect humans, horses, cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, cats, and many wild animals; serious and fatal infections are not uncommon in untreated animals. Although considered to belong to a single species, they do not readily pass from one host to another of a different animal species; transitory infections of this type do occur, however, especially from various animals to humans, and are spread by direct contact. The mite burrows into the skin and lays eggs within the burrow; intense itching and rash develop near the burrow in about a month. See: scabies, mange.
[sarco- + G. koptō, to cut; L. scabies, scurf]

Sarcoptes scabiei

[särkop′tēz skā′bē·ī]
Etymology: Gk, sarx + koptein, to cut; L, scabere, to scratch
the genus of itch mite that causes scabies. See also Norwegian scabies.

Sarcoptes scabiei

Itch mite The globally distributed arthropod responsible for crusted scabies; its modus operandi is to burrow serpiginous subcutaneous tracks, laying eggs and evoking pruritus. See Crusted scabies, Scabies.

Sar·cop·tes sca·bi·ei

(sahr-kop'tēz skā'bē-ī)
The itch mite, varieties of which are distributed worldwide and affect humans and many animals. The mite burrows into the skin and lays eggs within the burrow; intense itching and rash develop near the burrow in about a month.
See also: scabies, mange
[sarco- + G. koptō, to cut; L. scabies, scurf]
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com/dog/conditions/skin/c_dg_sarcoptic_mange) Sarcoptic mange is a highly infectious skin disease found in dogs and is caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei or the itch mite.
Acaricidal activity of extract from Eupatorium adenophorum against the Psoroptes cuniculi and Sarcoptes scabiei in vitro.
Meanwhile, because the delayed diagnosis meant the patient--who had been treated across several wards --had potentially exposed multiple health care workers and patients to Sarcoptes scabiei, the hospital immediately instituted contact precautions and implemented its outbreak protocols: communication statements, prophylactic treatment of asymptomatic staff and close patients, and treatment and quarantine for those with clinical symptoms.
Scabies is easily spread by contact with the mite Sarcoptes scabiei .
Introduced dogs and foxes have brought hydatids Echinococcus granulosus, which infects macropods, and sarcoptic mange or scabies Sarcoptes scabiei, which infects wombats and koalas.
Crusted scabies (CS) is a very contagious rare skin infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, an obligate human parasite, transmitted by skin-to-skin contact.
Topical or oral anti-parasitic agents can quickly clear up a case of Sarcoptic mange resulting from an infestation by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite.
Especies comunes de acaros y sus hospederos animales, reportadas en la literatura cientifica (1) Nombre cientifico Nombre comun Hospedero Chorioptes bovis Acaro de la sarna Bovinos, equinos, Chorioptes sp del ganado ovinos Dermanysus gallinae Acaro rojo de las Aves de corral, gallinas canarios, pericos, Acaro de las palomas, humanos, palomas equinos, caninos, felinos, roedores Demodex canis Acaro folicular Caninos, felinos, Demodex cati Demodicosis ovinos, porcinos, Demodex gatoi bovinos, caprinos Demodex bovis Demodex caprae Demodex aurati Hamster Demodex criceti Sarcoptes scabiei Acaro de la sarna Caninos, ovinos, var.
In the present study, epidemiological data on Sarcoptic mange due to Sarcoptes scabiei var cameli was collected from various rain fed and arid areas of Punjab province of Pakistan.
10% KOH mount of the scrapings from the interdigital space showed many Sarcoptes scabiei mites with eggs (Figure 3).