Posts Tagged: scabiei

Parasitic Diseases: Scabies

Sarcoptes scabieie is known as the “itch mite.”  It is an oval, flattened mite with dorsal spines.  On exposure the mite burrows into the skin and deposits eggs in the outer layers (stratum corneum).  It affects families and communities world wide, but is most commonly found in children, young adults and the elderly.  It is… Read more »