Pyemotes


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Pyemotes

(pī-ĕ-mō′tēz)
A genus of mites parasitic on the larvae of insects.

Pyemotes ventricosus

A mite present in the straw of some cereals, contact with which causes a vesiculopapular dermatitis in humans. This is called grain itch.
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Straw itch mite dermatitis caused by Pyemotes ventricosus: comparative aspects.
bursa Tropical fowl mite Laelapidae Spiny rat mite Laelaps echidnina Pyemotidae Pyemotes Grain (straw) itch tritici mite (formerly Pediculoides ventricosus) Peymotes herfsi Oak leaf gall mite Family Genus, species Maintenance in Nature Sarcoptidae Obligate ectoparasites of Sarcoptes scabiei var.
Dermatitis outbreaks caused by Pyemotes. Med Clin (Barc).
Of the 20 clusters identified with pin oak leaf galls, 17 clusters had leaf galls infested with a Pyemotes spp.
Although Pyemotes spp.-related dermatitis outbreaks have been described, the outbreak we describe showed an emergent pattern with documented intradomiciliary infestation and the comet sign.
In Great Britain, Hickin found that up to 60% of woodworm larvae in damp locations were parasitized with Pyemotes spp., which were considered responsible for some skin irritations in woodsmen (2).
A case of Pyemotes dermatitis, with a note on the role of these mites in skin disease.
A new dimorphic species of Pyemotes and key to previously described forms (Acarina: Tarsonemoidea).
Pyemotes species strongly implicated in an outbreak of dermatitis in a Queensland country hospital.
Occupational dermatitis associated with straw itch mites (Pyemotes ventricosus).