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sca·bies

 (skā′bēz)
n. pl. scabies
1. A contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and characterized by intense itching.
2. A similar disease in animals, especially sheep.

[Middle English, from Latin scabiēs, from scabere, to scratch.]

scabies

(ˈskeɪbiːz; -bɪˌiːz)
n
(Pathology) a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by intense itching, inflammation, and the formation of vesicles and pustules
[C15: from Latin: scurf, from scabere to scratch; see shave]
scabietic adj

sca•bies

(ˈskeɪ biz, -biˌiz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a form of mange caused by the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows into the skin.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin scabiēs roughness of the skin, mange, derivative of scabere to scratch]
sca`bi•et′ic (-biˈɛt ɪk) adj.

scabies

An infestation of mites that burrow into the skin of the hands, feet, or groin, causing an allergic reaction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scabies - a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mitescabies - a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch"
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
Translations

scabies

[ˈskeɪbiːz] NSINGsarna f

scabies

nKrätze f, → Skabies f (spec); (of animal also)Räude f, → Schäbe f

scabies

[ˈskeɪbiːz] n (Med) → scabbia

sca·bies

n. sarna, infección cutánea parasitaria muy contagiosa que causa picazón.

scabies

n sarna, escabiosis f (form); Norwegian — sarna noruega
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Our doctor diagnosed scabies which he said must be due to infection from the boarding school.
Scabies, also known as the itch, is an infectious cutaneous disease caused by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis.
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Nails should not be overlooked in treating common scabies, cautioned Marie Chinazzo, MD, of Centre Hospitalier Regional et Universitaire Tours, France, and her associates.
The Sarcoptes scabiei mite is the causative agent of scabies in humans and sarcoptic mange in animals (1).
Amongst cutaneous infestation scabies is most commonly seen yet often treated inappropriately.
Because it can easily spread from person to person, scabies has caused epidemics in hospitals, nursing homes and residential facilities.
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So lastly, let's have a look at scabies. Like headlice and threadworms, scabies is still very common.
Being an Infection Preventionist for over a decade I have worked in various facilities controlling outbreaks including Norovirus, Group A Strep, Flu, Legionella and Scabies. These outbreaks created an immediate sense of alarm to gain control over the situation.