A contagious parasitic infection of the skin caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, var. hominis
System(s) affected: skin/exocrine
Synonym(s): sarcoptic mange
Generalized itching is often severe and worse at night.
Determine any contact with infected individuals.
Initial infection may be asymptomatic.
Symptoms may develop after 3 to 6 weeks.
Treat all intimate contacts and close household and family members.
Wash all clothing, bed linens, and towels in hot (60°C) water and dry in hot dryer.
Personal items that cann...
128869009 Infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis (disorder)
128870005 Crusted scabies (disorder)
Prior to diagnosis, use of a topical steroid to treat pruritic symptoms may mask symptoms and is termed scabies incognito.
Environmental control is recommended. All linens, towels, and ...
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