"Meth Mites"

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A 40-year-old woman with sores on her arm caused by picking at her skin while using methamphetamine. Also called meth mites, although there are no mites. (Courtesy of Andrew Schechtman, MD.)

To read more about methamphetamine use in context, click here:

The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, 2e > Chapter 238. Methamphetamine

Additional readings on methamphetamine:

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e > 469e: Cocaine and Other Commonly Abused Drugs

CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Emergency Medicine, 8e >Chapter 49: Psychiatric Emergencies

Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Manager, Education & Learning, McGraw-Hill

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 16 years.