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A rare clinical manifestation of spinulate demodicosis

  • Author(s): Tamer, Funda;
  • Sarifakioglu, Evren;
  • Orenay, Ozge Mine
  • et al.

Demodicosis is a chronic skin disease caused by Demodex mites such as Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis. Demodex mites live in pilosebaceous units and they are regarded as a part of the normal skin flora. Nevertheless, it has been suggested that the presence of five or more mites per cm² by the standardized skin surface biopsy technique could be considered as pathogenic

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