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Scabies on arm. Scratches from scabies on the arm of a 98-year-old woman. Scabies is caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The female mite tunnels under the skin of humans to lay her eggs, causing intense itching and the desire to scratch. The mites are transmitted during close contact between people. Scabies is treated using oral or topical medications that kill the mites.
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