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Demodicidosis revisited.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12013194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Demodex mites are common commensals of the pilosebaceous unit in mammals. In humans, only two species (Demodex folliculorum and D. brevis) have been identified and have been implied to play a role in at least three facial conditions: pityriasis folliculorum, rosacea-like demodicidosis and so-called "demodicidosis gravis". However, there is no consensus to what degree the mites are causative of the skin pathology and how they might contribute to the disease. This review presents a demodicidosis case, discusses the clinical features of Demodex infestation in man and reviews its pathogenetic implications and the therapeutic options.
B Baima; M Sticherling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-15     Completed Date:  2002-11-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Leipzig, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Biopsy, Needle
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Facial Dermatoses / parasitology,  pathology
Germany / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Metronidazole / administration & dosage
Mite Infestations / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Mites / classification*
Risk Factors
Rosacea / diagnosis
Sex Distribution
Treatment Outcome
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