Scabies

Scabies is a contagious, parasitic infestation of the skin caused by human itch mites. These microscopic parasites burrow into the superficial skin layer. The presence of the mites and their eggs causes an inflammatory reaction in the skin that manifests as an intensely itchy rash. Scabies is highly contagious and spreads almost exclusively via skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the condition.