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Is scabies a form of parasite?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Kind of

It cannot live off a body for longer than 12h.

In brief: Kind of

It cannot live off a body for longer than 12h.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

A parasite that lives on or in the skin but not within the body - it is actually known as an ectoparasite.

In brief: Yes

A parasite that lives on or in the skin but not within the body - it is actually known as an ectoparasite.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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