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Definition of Scabies

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skin disease of humans and animals (caused by parasitic mites)
Scabies Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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itch| mange
LATIN- ENGLISH (AZAD)
the itch, mange, a rash.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
the itch, mange, a rash
Scabies Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The itch.
  
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scabies
\sca"bi*es\ (?), n. (med.) the itch.
scabies
n : a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch" [syn: itch]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch"
(synonym) itch
(hypernym) infection
Scabies Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of scabies
Scabies Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Scabies, known as the seven-year itch, is a contagious skin infestation by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The most common symptoms are severe itchiness and a pimple-like rash. Occasionally tiny burrows may be seen in the skin. When first infected, usually two to six weeks are required before symptoms occur. If a person develops a second infection later in life, symptoms may begin within a day. These symptoms can be present across most of the body or just certain areas such as the wrists, between fingers, or along the waistline. The head may be affected, however this is typically only in young children, and not in older children or adults. The itch is often worse at night. Scratching may cause skin breakdown and an additional bacterial infection of the skin.

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Scabies Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aids Glossary
infection with the parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabieri, which causes an intensely itchy rash due to an inflammatory hypersensitivity reaction. Female mites burrow into the skin and lay eggs; the larvae live under the skin causing the itching and rash. The rarer Norwegian scabies results in thick crusts on the skin. Scabies is highly contagious and may be transmitted by household or sexual contact. Infestation may be treated using an insecticide such as permethrin (Elimite) or lindane (Kwell).
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