"Scars, inflamed pits, and scarlet patterns"
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GNU Free Documentation LicenseFavus - Credit: Paul La Porte
Betes Rouges
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeBetes Rouges - Credit: Slturis, Wikimedia Commons

  Favus, from the Latin for honeycomb, is a chronic fungal disease of the scalp, resulting in encrustations and hair loss.  It is caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii .  Once widespread, it is now easily curable and has been eliminated from most parts of the world.








Crab Lice
GNU Free Documentation LicenseCrab Lice - Credit: SOA-AIDS Amsterdam

 Body lice are insects and betes rouges (chiggers) are mites.  Both cause itching in humans and can transmit disease. 


Public DomainScabies - Credit: Michael Geary

 Scabies is caused by a mite ( Sarcoptes scabiei ), and is characterised by superficial burrows and intense itching (scabere means "to scratch" in Latin).  Crab lice and fleas are parasitic insects that feed on blood.  Crab lice are typically found around the genitals. 






Public DomainPityriasis
Public DomainEczema - Credit: Jambula, Wikimedia Commons

  Pityriasis is the flaking of skin. 

  Eczema is the inflammation of the epidermis, leading to rashes, swelling and blistering.