E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Investigation of Demodex sp. Using Cellophane Tape Method Among University Students
1 Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye  
2 Erciyes Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32: 238-240

Key Words: Demodex sp., cellophane tape method

Demodex sp. is an obligatory ectoparasite of pilosebaceous units in humans. This study was carried out in order to investigate the frequency of Demodex sp. among high school students. For this purpose 75 women and 96 men, making a total of 171 students, were studied. Cellophane-tape preparations taken from their face, especially at the base of the nose, underside of the jaw and the side of the forehead, were examined microscopically. Demodex sp. was found to be positive in five (2.9%) cases. 

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