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Scabies mites burrow into the outer layers of human skin, causing itching, a rash, and sometimes skin sores. The scabies mites are spread through close contact with an infested person, such as by touching or by sleeping in the same bed.
Last Revised: January 23, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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