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ectoparasites

live on skin, doesn't enter deep tissues, cause infections on skin and bacteria in that area (staph), female crab louse/head louse

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scabies

caused by sarcoptes scabei
-400 u mite
- live on finger webs, elbows, armpits, breasts, around groin and buttocks
-mites burrow into skin, lay eggs into burrow

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Pubic lice/crabs ( phthirus pubis and pediculus humanus)- head lice

surface dwellers
-penetrate skin with mouth and such blood
-female lay egg and glue to hair shafts
-eggs hatch in 5-10 days
-secondary infection when lice feces are crushed into wounds; causing bacterial infection