Scabies Infestation - Pictures

Jack DeAngelis, PhD
OSU Entomologist (ret.)
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Summary: Infestation by scabies mites causes intense itching as well as thickening of skin and scarring. Hands are a common site of infestation (see photo right).

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  Scabies mite infestation on hand. Notice scarring around the fingers. Photo by CDC

Scabies mites burrow

Scabies mites (scabies mite drawing) burrow into skin where they cause an allergic reaction, intense itching, skin thickening and scarring (see photo above, right). Hands and wrists are common sites of infestations but other areas of the body can be involved as well.

Scabies mites are very contagious and easily passed person to person either by direct contact or through shared clothing or bedding.

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