Medical Dictionary: Itch mite


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Itch mite: Another name for Scabies.
Itch mite (condition): Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.

Itch mite: Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. Infestation is common, found worldwide, and affects people of all races and social classes. Scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people, such as in hospitals, institutions, child-care facilities, and nursing homes. 1

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