itch mite


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itch mite

n.
A parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.
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itch mite

n
(Animals) any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies
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Noun1.itch mite - whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animalsitch mite - whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animals; "itch mites cause scabies"
mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
genus Sarcoptes, Sarcoptes - type genus of the family Sarcoptidae: itch mites
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References in periodicals archive ?
Scabies is an "infestation by the human itch mite. The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Scabies is a contagious skin disease marked by itching and small raised red spots, caused by the itch mite.
Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. Symptoms include an itchy rash, sores and a thick crust on the skin.
Scabies is an intensely pruritic skin eruption caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, also called itch mite. Though the prevalence of scabies varies around the world, it has been estimated to be in the range of 0.27% to 46%.1 It has been estimated that about 300 million people suffer from scabies every year.
Scabies, a skin condition caused by the human itch mite. It lays its eggs in the skin and more than one member of the family may be affected because it passes from touching, a handshake or a hug.