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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]

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]
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In humans, demodicosis is caused by two species of mites: Demodex folliculorum and D.
However, only cases positive for Demodex canis were included in the study.
Bu calismanin amaci tedaviye direncli kronik blefaritli olgularda Demodex enfestasyonu varligini arastirmak ve blefarit etyolojisindeki olasi rolunu ortaya koymaktir.
Demodex mites live in the skin of dogs in small numbers, often kept at bay by the dog's immune system.
De acordo com os resultados nao foram encontradas alteracoes nos exames de sangue, no entanto o raspado de pele foi positivo para o acaro Demodex canis, quando se concluiu o diagnostico de demodicose.
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.
While rosacea is an inflammatory disorder, not an infection, drugs like ivermectin and crotamiton 10% cream (Eurax) that kill Demodex also improve rosacea, he observed.
The most important point for patients to understand is the main triggers of their rosacea, which can include ultraviolet light, spices, stress, exercise, heat, barrier disruption, and Demodex. Because sunlight is the number one trigger for rosacea, treatment strategies often need to start there and revolve around how to avoid or manage the condition, based on sun exposure.