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  • Scabies is an intensely itchy dermatosis
  • Caused by the mite : Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominus.
  • Intense itchy rash is due to delayed hypersensitivity reaction to mites, eggs, and fecal pellets and find worse at night
  • Itching mainly finds around fingers, wrists, elbow and arm pits
  • The itch may cause scratching and leads to secondary infections
  • Transmission mainly through person to person by direct skin contact or via fomites such as bedding and clothing