Cheyletiella blakei

Cheyletiella blakei

Entomology A mite that may transiently burrow into the skin of humans belonging to a cat, evoking pruritus and innumerable papular urticarial lesions that heal by scabbing. See Cats, Mites.
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We can, however, cite examples of other infections, such as Cheyletiella blakei dermatitis in a woman who shared her bed with a recently acquired cat (4).
Cheyletiellidae * Cheyletiella yasguri * Dogs, cats, These are nonburrowing (causes clinical disease rabbits, mites that remain in puppies, but not wild mam- of the surface of skin adults) mals and feed on scales or * Cheyletiella blakei tissue fluids/blood.
A case of Cheyletiella blakei infection was reported in a 76-year-old woman with pruritic eruption of vesicles and bullous lesions on her trunk and arms (35).