Contagious skin disorders

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  • Contagious skin disorders
    • Animal parasites
      • Mites- Scabies
        • Burrow in epidermis: feed, lay eggs, defecate, urinate
        • Cause itchy allergic reaction
        • S&S: Red/grey lines, blisters, itching
      • Lice
        • Head, Body, Pubic
        • Direct contact
        • Crawl
    • Fungal infections
      • Ringworm
        • Small ring of red, scaly, itchy skin
        • Direct contact, pets
      • Jock itch
        • Damp & tight clothing
        • More common in males
      • Athletes foot
        • Warm, dark, humid conditions
        • Foot burns, itches- skin dry, scaly
        • Usually between 3rd  & 4th toe
  • Skin to skin contact
    • Mites- Scabies
      • Burrow in epidermis: feed, lay eggs, defecate, urinate
      • Cause itchy allergic reaction
      • S&S: Red/grey lines, blisters, itching

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