Demodex folliculorum

Dem·o·dex fol·lic·u·lo·'rum

a common, universally distributed, and usually nonpathogenic species of mite that inhabits the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of humans, commonly of the face around the nose and scalp margins.
Synonym(s): Acarus folliculorum

Demodex folliculorum

A species that infests hair follicles and sebaceous glands of various mammals, including humans.
Synonym: Acarus folliculorumfollicle mite
See also: Demodex
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Amac: Bu calisma Erzincan ilinde Demodex folliculorum ve Demodex brevis yayginligi ve yogunlugunu belirlemek, ayrica cildin nem, pH ve isisi ile Demodex spp.
Demodecosis is a skin disease caused by parasitic Demodex mites, principally Demodex folliculorum longus which live in the glands of hair follicles and Demodex folliculorum brevis which reside in sebaceous (oil) glands connected to hair follicles.
Researchers identified four lineages of microscopic Demodex folliculorum mites living on the foreheads, cheeks and noses of 70 volunteers.
Though the etiology of rosacea is not fully understood, immune system dysfunction, inflammatory reaction to cutaneous microorganisms, Demodex folliculorum infestation, environmental factors like sunlight, and vascular anomalies have been implicated in its pathogenesis.
The role of Demodex folliculorum, commensal mite of the pilosebaceous follicle, has long been debated; it would promote inflammation by mechanical blockage of follicles.
A preliminary note on Demodex folliculorum Simon (1842), as a possible vector of leprosy.
Prevalencia de infeccion por demodex folliculorum en pacientes que acuden a consulta general de oftalmologia.
Normal skin Demodex folliculorum (a head sebaceous follicle lumen mite), usually located at the upper part of the infundibulum of the follicle [9], has been indirectly involved in rosacea, although a possible causal correlation has not been established up to this day.
2) Other causes or correlative factors that have been associated with rosacea are the dysregulation of the cutaneous innate immunity, overgrowth of the Demodex folliculorum mite in the skin, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIB0), Helicobacter pylori infection, and increased vitamin D3 signaling.
Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis mites are the two known species of this ectoparasite (parasites which live on the surface of a host) found on humans, and have been shown to be different to those found on other animals.
Akne vulgaris patolojisinde demodex folliculorum ve P.
In rare cases, Demodex folliculorum has been shown to inhabit the scalp, chest, nipple, penis, mons veneris, buttock, and buccal mucosa.