grain itch


grain itch
noun
: an itching rash caused by the bite of the tarsonemid mite (Pyemotes ventricosus) that occurs chiefly on grain, straw, or straw products — compare grocer's itch

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  • Grain itch — (also known as Barley itch, Mattress itch, Prairie itch, and Straw itch ) is a cutaneous condition caused by several types of mites, and characterized by intense pruritus.[1]:454 See also Grocer s itch List of cutaneous conditions References ^… …   Wikipedia

  • grain itch — n an itching rash caused by the bite of a mite of the genus Pyemotes (P. ventricosus) that occurs chiefly on grain, straw, or straw products compare GROCER S ITCH * * * a self limited eruption with wheals and itching, caused by the mite Pyemotes… …   Medical dictionary

  • grain itch mite. — See straw mite. * * * …   Universalium

  • grain itch mite. — See straw mite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Itch mite — may refer to:* Sarcoptes scabiei scabies * Psorergates ovis sheep itch mite * Psorobia bos cattle itch mite * Pyemotes herfsi oak leaf gall mite * Pyemotes tritici straw itch mite * Pyemotes ventricosus grain itch mite …   Wikipedia

  • itch — 1. An irritating sensation in the skin that arouses the desire to scratch. SYN: pruritus (2). 2. Common name for scabies. [A.S. gikkan] azo i. itching that occurs among workers in azo dyes. baker i. an eruption on the hands and arms of bakers due …   Medical dictionary

  • grocer's itch — gro·cer s itch grō sərz n an itching dermatitis that results from prolonged contact with some mites esp. of the family Acaridae, their products, or materials (as feeds) infested with them called also baker s itch compare GRAIN ITCH * * * a type… …   Medical dictionary

  • grocer's itch — noun : an itching dermatitis prob. allergic in nature that results from prolonged or repeated contacts with certain mites especially of the family Acaridae, their products, or materials (as feeds, flour, or copra) infested by them compare grain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straw itch — noun : grain itch …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie itch — grain i …   Medical dictionary


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