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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0036262
NCI Thesaurus Code: C34998 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome
NCIt Definition: A contagious skin infection that is caused by the burrowing parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, and is characterized by intense itching and small, raised red spots in the area of the mite burrows.
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is common all over the world, and can affect anyone. Scabies spreads quickly in crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people. Hospitals, child-care centers, and nursing homes are examples. Scabies can easily infect sex partners and other household members. Sharing clothes, towels, and bedding can sometimes spread scabies. This can happen much more easily when the infested person has crusted scabies. You cannot get scabies from a pet. Pets get a different mite infection called mange.
Your health care provider diagnoses scabies by looking at the skin rash and finding burrows in the skin.
Several lotions are available to treat scabies. The infected person's clothes, bedding and towels should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer. Treatment is also recommended for household members and sexual partners.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NICHD Definition: A contagious infestation that is caused by the burrowing parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei; it is characterized by intense itching and small, raised red spots in the area of the mite burrows.
MSH Definition: A contagious cutaneous inflammation caused by the bite of the mite SARCOPTES SCABIEI. It is characterized by pruritic papular eruptions and burrows and affects primarily the axillae, elbows, wrists, and genitalia, although it can spread to cover the entire body.
Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
|Infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis|
|Infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei|
|Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis (disorder)|
|Infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis|
|Sarcoptes scabeii infestation|
External Source Codes:
|NCI Thesaurus Code||C34998 (see NCI Thesaurus info)|
|AN||mite infest caused by Sarcoptes scabiei||MSH|
|AQL||BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH TM UR VE VI||MSH|
|HN||MANGE, SARCOPTIC was see under SCABIES 1968-76||MSH|
|ICE||Infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei; Norwegian scabies; Sarcoptic itch||ICD9CM|
|MESH_DEFINITION||A contagious cutaneous inflammation caused by the bite of the mite SARCOPTES SCABIEI. It is characterized by pruritic papular eruptions and burrows and affects primarily the axillae, elbows, wrists, and genitalia, although it can spread to cover the entire body.||NDFRT|
|MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL||National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/||MEDLINEPLUS|
|OL||use SCABIES to search MANGE, SARCOPTIC 1968-76||MSH|
Additional Concept Data: (none)