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Scabies - Scabies Diagnosis and Treatment
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Scabies is an infectious disease of the skin caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, a microscopic mite. This section of the eMedTV library describes conditions in which this mite is spread and identifies common symptoms and treatment options for the infection.
- Scabies Causes
Scabies is spread through skin-to-skin contact with a person who is already infested. This eMedTV selection deals with the cause of scabies infections -- the Sarcoptes Scabiei mite -- and explains the conditions where infestations are likely to occur.
- Scabies Diagnosis
This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how a skin scraping or biopsy may be used to make a scabies diagnosis. It also explains how a person can have the test come back negative but still have a scabies infestation.
- Scabies Diagnosis and Treatment
This page of the eMedTV website outlines the process of diagnosing and treating scabies, from the physical exam (looking for symptoms such as burrows or rashes) to treating any nodules that may remain after treatment.