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Were you looking for information about Scabies? Skabies is a common misspelling of scabies.
 
Scabies is a skin infection caused by an infestation with a microscopic mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. It is transmitted through prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with an already infected individual. Symptoms usually begin with a minor rash and itching; the mites spread to other areas when you scratch, eventually leading to burrows, scaling, and sores on the skin. After making a scabies diagnosis, your healthcare provider will prescribe medications to kill the mites and eggs.
 
(Click Scabies for a more in-depth look at scabies and its symptoms, causes, transmission, and treatment options. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on scabies.)
 
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