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What are scabies and how does it look on children?
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Skin mites
Scabies is a skin infection caused by a human mite.
The mite burrows into the skin and lays eggs which causes severe itching. There can be a rash which usually looks like small pimples. Common areas to find the rash are between the fingers and toes and along the belt-line.

In brief: Skin mites
Scabies is a skin infection caused by a human mite.
The mite burrows into the skin and lays eggs which causes severe itching. There can be a rash which usually looks like small pimples. Common areas to find the rash are between the fingers and toes and along the belt-line.
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