DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
0.1-0.3 mm large, eyeless human ectoparasite; almost obligatory (in 97% of adults) inhabitant of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands, especially in the area of the face, auricles, nipples and Meibomian glands. Demodex folliculorum can be the cause of folliculitis, in rare cases also of an abscessing inflammation(demodex folliculitis).
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- Aydogan K et al (2006) Facial abscess-like conglomerates associated with Demodex mites. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 20: 1002-1004
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Incoming links (8)Demodex folliculitis; Henle, friedrich gustav jacob; Hordeolum; Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei; Mites; Rosacea lupoid; Simon, gustav karl theodor; Spongiosis;
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