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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
itch| mange
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)
The itch.
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\sca"bi*es\ (?), n. (med.) the itch.
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

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
Fear of scabies
Scabies Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Scabies (from , "to scratch"), also known colloquially as the seven-year itch, is a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is a tiny, and usually not directly visible, parasite which burrows under the host's skin, which in most people causes an intense itching sensation caused by an allergic response. The infection in animals other than humans is caused by a different but related mite species, and is called sarcoptic mange. Scabies is classified by the World Health Organization as a water-related disease. The disease may be transmitted from objects, but is most often transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact, with a higher risk with prolonged contact. Initial infections require four to six weeks to become symptomatic. Reinfection, however, may manifest symptoms within as few as 24 hours. Because the symptoms are allergic, their delay in onset is often mirrored by a significant delay in relief after the parasites have been eradicated. Crusted scabies, formerly known as Norwegian scabies, is a more severe form of the infection often associated with immunosuppression.

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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).