itch mite

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itch mite

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

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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Localised body macules/papules at the bite site may occur Itch Mites Forearms, inter Skin rashes, (Scabies, Sarcoptes digital, genital subcutaneous courses scabiei) area Harvest mites Skin surfaces Red macules and wheals (Trombidiosis) under tight clothing Cheyletiellosis Arms and trunk, Polymorphic rash contact points with pets Bird mites All over Macular rash Head Lice In the hair of Bar-shaped scratch (Pediculosis) the head effects with lichenification and hyper-pigmentation (Vagabond's disease) Spiders, e.
Ectoparasitic infections, such as scabies and animal mite infestations, may occur in large seasonal clusters, such as in Pittsburg, Kansas, in August 2004, when 300 residents sought immediate medical care for intensely pruritic, erythematous, papular rashes that were subsequently determined to be caused by multiple bites from European itch mites (Peymotes herfsi) (Figure 1).
Occupational dermatitis associated with straw itch mites (Pyemotes ventricosus).
Similar trends in temperature conditions in 2004 probably promoted the oak gall infestation with itch mites in Crawford County.