Scabies

Source:
Primary Care Dermatology Society - PCDS
Publisher:
Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS)
Publication date:
20 December 2016

Abstract

Human scabies is caused by infection with a mite known as Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. Scabies is normally acquired by skin-to-skin contact with someone else who has scabies. It is frequently acquired from children and can also be sexually transmitted.

This guidance addresses the following aspects of the condition:

  • History
  • Clinical findings
  • Images
  • Management