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Scabies

(Science: dermatology)1) A contagious dermatitis of humans and various wild and domestic animals caused by the itch mite, sarcoptes scabiei, transmitted by close contact and characterised by a papular eruption over tiny, raised sinuous burrows (cuniculi) produced by digging into the upper layer of the epidermis by the egg laying female mite, which is accompanied by intense pruritus and sometimes associated with eczema from scratching and secondary bacterial infection. 2) transmitted by close contact with someone with scabis or mites, and also transmitted sexually.


Synonym: the itch, seven year itch.

Origin: L., from scabere = scratch


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Human Collembola Infestations

... to any scratching or scrubs. It was no delusion that there were tiny "tracks" from something on my skin. It didn't fit the pattern of scabies because it didn't start in folds and wasn't contagious to anyone around me. I know for sure, i saw a couple of microscopic springtails on my ...

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by urthchik
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
Replies: 44
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Human Collembola Infestations

... she felt something jumping on her leg. she has it now too. This has been going on since September. They are in my hair and skin. I was treated for scabies and lice and they are still on me. They get in the sheets, clothes , furniture, etc. I can't take this anymore. Spraying windex was the only ...

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by sunshine123
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:43 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
Replies: 44
Views: 108693

PLEASE IDENTIFY THIS ORGANISIM

This organism has been found proliferate on the skin and lesions of an individual with an extremely itchy rash first thought to be scabies. We think the greenish organisims are demodex but not sure. The magnification is 150x.

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by KOMBUCHABABY
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:08 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: PLEASE IDENTIFY THIS ORGANISIM
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Views: 693

Human Collembola Infestations

... me stress the word, "was"! Although, I have no way of knowing exactly what I had, you can be assured that it was not black spider mites (scabies) or Morgellons (delusions). Which is how 3 seperate doctors and a Vet diagnosed my symptoms, scabies or yeah, I was crazy. Tell that to the ...

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by GrayGhost
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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Need identification of possible collembolan species

... were any common factors in skin scrapings collected from this population. These individuals, whose symptoms were originally attributed to lice or scabies, were part of a larger group reporting symptoms of stinging/biting and/or crawling to the NPA. Multiple skin scrapings from each person were ...

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by tommyjackets
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Need identification of possible collembolan species
Replies: 7
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