Does Having A Dirty Home Cause Scabies?

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Definition

Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very small species of mite.


Alternative Names

Sarcoptes scabiei


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Scabies is found worldwide among people of all groups and ages. It is spread by direct contact with infected people, and less often by sharing clothing or bedding. Sometimes whole families are affected.

Outbreaks of scabies are more common in nursing homes, nursing facilities, and child care centers.

The mites that cause scabies burrow into...

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