Scabies — photos

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Female scabies mite.

Photo 1. Female scabies mite (Ventral view). The gravid female Sarcoptes scabiei burrows into the epidermis, lays its eggs and dies at the end of the tunnel. It is cosmopolitan in distribution. (x90)

Intfected scabies in a Papuan boy.

Photo 2. Intfected scabies in a Papuan boy. Intense local pruritis and dermatitis appear within a few days of infection. The tortuous tunnels may extend for several centimetres.

Secondary erythema in scabies.

Photo 3. Secondary erythema in scabies. Secondary infection is common and erythema may be associated with bacterial invasion of the sarcoptic tracks.

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