Demodicidosis

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Demodicidosis

Demodicidosis is a skin infection that often affects the face, but may affect other areas, caused by Demodex mites. Demodex mites are usually harmless, but may cause inflammation when present in large numbers or when they penetrate the skin. Demodicidosis is more often seen in individuals with immune suppression, such as those suffering from HIV or certain cancers, but it can also present in individuals of good health.

Demodicidosis often causes severe itching (pruritic), reddening and irritation (erythematous), and blistering or pimpling of the skin (papulopustular lesions). Diagnosis of demodicidosis may require a skin surface sample (biopsy), or other methods that show the presence of the Demodex mite. Treatment generally requires oral medications. If you are experiencing frequent or unmanageable skin irritation, redness, and lesions, talk to your doctor about Demodicidosis and the most current treatment options available.

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The terms "Demodicidosis" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Demodicidosis on the arms of a patient with pemphigus foliaceus.
 

Author(s): Bo Ri Kim, Hyun Sun Park, Hyun-Sun Yoon, Soyun Cho

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Sep;71(3):e92-3.

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2014

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Otitis externa and myringitis due to demodicidosis.
 

Author(s): E Klemm, G Haroske, U Wollina

Journal: Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2009 Jun;18(2):73-6.

 

We report on an 84-year-old woman with chronic pruritic otitis externa and myringitis. Microbiological and mycological investigations failed to establish the cause, but histology revealed a large amount of Demodex mites. Topical treatment for this ectoparasite resulted in a complete ...

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2009

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Demodicidosis as a cause of facial eruption developing early after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
 

Author(s): Yoshinobu Aisa, Takehiko Mori, Akiko Tanikawa, Yujiro Takae, Jun Kato, Yasuo Ikeda, Shinichiro Okamoto

Journal: Transpl. Int.. 2008 Dec;21(12):1192-3.

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2008

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