Indian Journal of Dermatology
  Publication of IADVL, WB
  Official organ of AADV
Indexed with Science Citation Index (E) , Web of Science and PubMed
 
Users online: 1678  
Home About  Editorial Board  Current Issue Archives Online Early Coming Soon Guidelines Subscriptions  e-Alerts    Login  
    Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this page Email this page


 
Table of Contents 
CORRESPONDENCE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 302
Human demodex mite: The versatile mite of dermatological importance


Department of Dermatology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication28-Apr-2014

Correspondence Address:
Aayush Gupta
Department of Dermatology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.131416

Rights and Permissions



How to cite this article:
Sharma YK, Gupta A. Human demodex mite: The versatile mite of dermatological importance. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:302

How to cite this URL:
Sharma YK, Gupta A. Human demodex mite: The versatile mite of dermatological importance. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Sep 19];59:302. Available from: http://www.e-ijd.org/text.asp?2014/59/3/302/131416


Sir,

Perusal of the interesting "Special Article" 'Human Demodex Mite: The Versatile Mite of Dermatological Importance' [1] in your esteemed journal motivated us to observe the following:

The text under the heading 'General consideration of Demodex' mentions just two (out of 65 known) species to be typically found on humans yet describes this to be 'obligatory' human. However, other animal species, including dogs (Demodex canis) and cattle, too are subject to Demodex infestation and may suffer severe demodectic mange. [2]

As regards 'Morphology', female adult mites mentioned to be 'somewhat smaller' than males are depicted (Figure 1 of the article) to have 'longer' measurements.

Despite the presented knowledge, the final status of this mite's 'residency' (parasitic/saprophytic/commensal) on the skin continues to be equivocal.

Topical permethrin being less irritating (unlike lindane) and most effective (unlike crotamiton) is best mentioned as the first-line topical acaricide.

 
   References Top

1.Rather PA, Hassan I. Human Demodex Mite: The Versatile Mite of Dermatological Importance. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:60-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
[PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  
2.Plewig G. Acne and Rosacea. Braun-Falco's dermatology. In: Burgdorf WH, Plewig G, Wolff HH, Landthaler M, editors. 3 rd ed., ch 67. New York: Springer Publishing; 2009. p. 1014.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

Top
Print this article  Email this article
 
 
  Search
 
  
    Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
    Article in PDF (366 KB)
    Citation Manager
    Access Statistics
    Reader Comments
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  


    References

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1541    
    Printed22    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded103    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal