Flashcards in Sarcoptes Scabiei Deck (21):
sarcoptic mange mite, itch mite, scabies mite
all domestic animals and humans
is this host specific?
LARGELY host specific
is this parasite contagious?
is sarcoptes scabiei zoonotic?
which mite is similar to the sarcoptes, but in cats?
suckers on unsegmented stalks
what pair of legs does the female have suckers on?
1 and 2
what pair of legs does the male have suckers on?
1, 2, and 4
female creates burrow in upper layer of epidermis
eggs laid in tunnels
hatch in 3-5 days to larvae that crawl on skin surface
larvae burrow and form "molting pockets"
nymphs and adults develop in pockets
adult emerges and seeks female
all stages ____ in the epidermis, resurface, and burrow again
site of infection
erythema, scale and crust formation
extensive lesions of follicular papules
lots of scratching
dried serum and excorations
is it easy or difficult to find the mites?
difficult even in dogs with advanced lesions
common starting places on infection on the skin?
lateral elbow, pinna of the ear
treatment of mites cure the ___ they infest