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Scabies isn't usually serious, but is it possible to die of it?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Scabies

Scabies, all by itself, would not cause death.
I suppose that you could create a scenario or two in which the person itched themselves so much that they wound up with an skin infection, cellulitis, sepsis and death.

In brief: Scabies

Scabies, all by itself, would not cause death.
I suppose that you could create a scenario or two in which the person itched themselves so much that they wound up with an skin infection, cellulitis, sepsis and death.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology

In brief: Not likely

Scabies is caused by a very contagious human mite that burrows into the skin and no deeper. The scabies mite is not known to transmit any microbial diseases that would complicate a scabies infestation.
A severe form of scabies called norwegian scabies seen in comatose, mentally impaired patients causes severe rashes but usually is not life threatening.

In brief: Not likely

Scabies is caused by a very contagious human mite that burrows into the skin and no deeper. The scabies mite is not known to transmit any microbial diseases that would complicate a scabies infestation.
A severe form of scabies called norwegian scabies seen in comatose, mentally impaired patients causes severe rashes but usually is not life threatening.
Dr. HECTOR Franco
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