E-ISSN 2146-3077
Case Report
Demodex spp. Infestation Associated with Treatment-Resistant Chalazia and Folliculitis
1 Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi Yenimahalle Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
2 Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi Yenimahalle Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Dermatoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
3 Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi Yenimahalle Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göz Hastalıkları Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016; 40: 208-210
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2016.4869
Key Words: Demodex, rosacea, blepharitis
Abstract

Demodecidosis is an ectoparasitosis of pilosebaceous unit caused by demodex mites. The disease may be a primary skin disease or a secondary disease to inflammatory dermatoses such as folliculitis and rosacea. Demodex spp. blepharitis is an infectious ocular disease that is common but always neglected. These mites contain lipase enzymes that help carry bacteria on the surface. The infestation of Demodex spp. has increasingly become a public health concern. A 29-year-old male patient was admitted to our dermatology clinic with a complaint of papules and pustules on his face, which started 4 years ago. A standardized skin biopsy specimen was evaluated in our microbiology laboratory, and we detected Demodex folliculorum mites on his face (3+). There was pruritus of his eyes. A total of four eyelashes were epilated and were then examined under a light microscope for the presence of Demodex infestation. In this study, we discussed the association between acne rocacea, blepharitis, and demodex mites.

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