Scabies is a fairly common condition of the skin caused by a microscopic mite. Mites that cause scabies burrow into the skin, producing pimple-like irritations, and severe itching. Occasionally bacterial infections may occur following intense scratching at the site of the burrow.

Scabies fact sheet P-42089 (PDF, 16 KB) - Hmong P-42089h (PDF, 14 KB) - Spanish P-42089s (PDF, 37 KB)

Last Revised: December 18, 2015