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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Cliradex gives the optometrist an effective home regime they can recommend to their patients to get demodex mites under control.
Demodex mites live in the skin of dogs in small numbers, often kept at bay by the dog's immune system.
INFESTATION with Demodex mites was significantly more common in patients with rosacea compared with healthy controls, based on data from a meta-analysis of 1,513 adults with rosacea.
Oust Demodex Cleanser (available in both pre-moistened pads and a foaming eyelid cleanser) is an extra-strength cleanser with tea tree oil that effectively relieves irritation by removing oil, debris, pollen and other contaminants from eyelashes, eyelids and the face, as well as aiding in the removal of adult demodex mites and their offspring when used daily.
Conclusion: Demodex mites are very prevalent in healthy individuals with different skin moisture, skin pH, skin temperature, and demographic characteristics.
Cliradex Light works best for mild-to-moderate blepharitis, and is also recommended for maintenance use after Cliradex towelettes are discontinued in the treatment of moderate-to-severe blepharitis and for Demodex mites.
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.
Blephadex is used in the treatment of Blepharitis and Demodex mites, while the dissolvable MacuStrip is a supplement for patients with Macular Degeneration.
5) were recorded in 4 cases, Demodex mites in 2 dogs (Fig.
Berking, "Noninvasive in vivo detection and quantification of Demodex mites by confocal laser scanning microscopy," British Journal of Dermatology, vol.
They detected genetic material from Demodex mites in samples from all 19 adult subjects and 70 percent of 18 year olds.
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.