Demodex


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Demodex

 [dem´o-deks]
a genus of mites parasitic within the hair follicles of the host, including the species D. folliculo´rum in man, and several other species in domestic and other animals.

Demodex

(dem'ō-deks),
A genus of minute (0.1-0.4 mm) follicular mites (family Demodicidae) that inhabit the skin and are usually found in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of mammals, including humans. Some cases of blepharitis in humans have been attributed to Demodex infection; use of facial creams promotes Demodex infection in older women, resulting in facial erythema with follicular scaling.
[G. dēmos, tallow, + dēx, a woodworm]

Demodex

/Dem·o·dex/ (dem´ah-deks) a genus of mites parasitic within the hair follicles of the host, including the species D. folliculo´rum in humans.

Dem·o·dex

(dem'ō-deks)
A genus of minute mites that inhabit the skin and that are usually found in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
[G. dēmos, tallow, + dēx, a woodworm]

Demodex

a genus of mites parasitic within the hair follicles of the host; a member of the family Demodicidae. Some of the more common species are: Demodex aries (found in sheep); D. bovis (infests cattle); D. caballi (infests horses); D. canis (infests dogs); D. caprae syn. D. capri (infests goats); D. cati (infests cats), D. criceti (infests hamsters); D. equi (infests horses); D. folliculorum (infests humans); D. ghanensis (infests cattle); D. muscardini (infests dormice); D. ovis (infests sheep); D. phylloides (infests pigs).
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Demodex canis (left) and Demodex cati (right).By permission from Bowman DD, Georgis' Parasitology forVeterinarians 8E, Saunders, 2002
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When the immune system is suppressed by hypothyroidism the skin does not fight off the infectious agents it is normally exposed to like Demodex mites, Staphylococcus bacteria, and Malassezia yeast.
The Demodex folliculinum mite can be a normal skin microbe found in hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
In healthy adults, Demodex does not usually cause any health problems.
It is thought that Demodex mites can be transferred from one dog to another but as long as the dog is healthy they would only add to the dogs natural mite population and mange should not develop.
Demodicosis is an infestation with the parasitic mite, demodex species (Figure 1), of which there are two types: demodex folliculorum and demodex brevis.
A vet's examination revealed they had demodex, similar to human eczema, which is easily treatable.
He was born at the shelter and inherited demodex, his mother's skin condition which is now under control.
Prevalence of nematodes, Giardia, and Demodex in Illinois dogs.
Follicle smears taken from several patients revealed abundant bacteria and Demodex folliculorum, which Dr.
About one out of every four of your classmates has follicle mites, or Demodex folliculorum (DEH-muh-deks foh-LIK-yoo-LO-nun), on his or her eyelashes and skin.
A small spot of demodex on the face at hormonal maturity is not necessarilly a problem.