What are scabies?

Also known as: seven-year itch, human itch mite infection.

Scabies is a skin condition caused by a tiny insect known as a human itch mite. The disease occurs when the mite burrows into the skin and begins feeding.


Reviewed by: Carolina Sanchez-Vegas, MD

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