Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rash Scabies Underlying Cause

Scabies is caused by a tiny mite, called Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies mites burrow into the skin, where it causes irritation and inflammation.

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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