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► Scabies mite, photomicrograph of the stool

Scabies mite, photomicrograph of the stool

This is a photomicrograph of scabies feces in skin scrapings. This material is thought to cause an allergic-type reaction which may be responsible for the intense itching. The itching may persist long after the scabies mites are killed because the dead eggs and mite feces remain in the skin.