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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The skin condition, caused by the scabies mite, has struck down children in Holyhead and Llangefni.
Typically, the scabies mite, called Sarcoptes scabiei, causes an itchy rash often between the fingers which is treatable with a lotion.
Our research is applying this theory to the human scabies mite," said Pasay.
However, as the scabies mite can survive for several days and every one needs to be killed, I think it's a sensible to be thorough.
The scabies mite burrows under the skin to lay its eggs, and causes a very itchy red rash.
Small red bumps or lines appear on the body at sites where the female scabies mite has burrowed into the skin to lay her eggs.
It said: "As it is possible, but uncommon, that healthcare workers who have direct close clinical contact with an affected patient may acquire the scabies mite, the Infection Control Team, (ICT), actively encouraged clinical staff to be vigilant.
The scabies mite can be caught quite easily, so everyone in the household can be affected - that means everyone must be treated.
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A dermatologist can identify scabies mites and treat them with expensive prescription or over-the-counter liquids or creams.
Dermatologists can diagnose scabies by doing a thorough examination of the patient, and sometimes the diagnosis can be confirmed by scraping the lesions to identify the scabies mites or its eggs," said Dr.