Scabies, or mites, is caused by an infestation of insect-like parasite
called Sarcoptes scabiei. Common sites of infestation are: webs
and sides of fingers and toes, pubic and groin area, bends of elbows and
knees, wrists, navel, breasts, lower area of buttocks, penis and scrotum,
and waist. Scabies can be cured with medicated creams.
This information sheet describes the causative organism, transmission, symptoms, treatment and control of scabies infestation.
- STD Facts:
Pubic Lice and Scabies
Overview of pubic lice: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention.
- Information To
Live By: Scabies (ASHA)
American Social Health Association overview of pubic lice/crabs: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention.
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