Scabies mite. By : Amal Mohamed and Sahro Elmi. Introduction . Scabies is a contagious ectoparasite skin condition caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. It effects people of all classes and ethnicities all over the world. It is also known as the human itch mite or the scabies itch mite.
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By : Amal Mohamed and Sahro Elmi
Egg: Oval ,0.10 to 0.15mm
Larvae : 3 legs and lasts 3 to 4 days
Nymph: 4 legs
Adult: round, sack-like eyeless mite, Female (0.30 to 0.45mm long and 0.25 to 0.35 mm wide) and Males are half the size of the females. Malting takes once and female are fertile for the rest of her life(1-2 months)
The most common symptoms of scabies is itching and skin rash, all caused by sensitization (a type of “allergic” reaction) to the proteins.
feces of the parasite and can be find at the following places of the body:
Between the fingers