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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Overall, rosacea patients were 9 times more likely to have Demodex mite infestations than healthy controls (odds ratio, 9.
Demodectic mange is caused by the Demodex mite that lives within the hair follicles.
For confirmation, we epilated 4-6 lashes bearing the cylindrical dandruff and visualized the parasitic demodex mite under simple light microscopy.
It's quite controversial whether the Demodex mite really causes this disease or not, but there appear to be some situations where Demodex mites may multiply and actually cause a facial eruption that look very much like rosacea," she said.
Known as the Demodex mite, the bug lives in the hair follicles of 96-98% of people and feeds on oils, hormones, and fluids around the follicle.
AVAR combines multiple mechanisms to control acne and rosacea, thereby offering anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and comedolytic/ keratolytic effects as well as reducing the population of the Demodex mite, an organism associated with the symptoms of rosacea.
The Demodex mite affects dogs to varying degrees, depending on where they live, said Kathryn Rook, VMD, of the department of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia.
Miller, a subset of dogs will have a genetically inherited flaw in their immune systems that fails to keep the Demodex mite in check.
A demodex mite is about half the diameter of a grain of table salt and is, therefore, extremely difficult to see even at the slit lamp.
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.