Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Eur J Dermatol. 2003 May-Jun;13(3):311-2.

Demodicidosis in a child with xantholeukaemia associated with type 1 neurofibromatosis.

Author information

  • 1Department of Dermatology, 2 Place Saint Jacques, 25030 Besançon Cedex, France.

Abstract

Although Demodex follicularum and Demodex brevis are common permanent ectoparasites of human pilosebaceous units, their incidence on children's skin is rare. We report a new case of demodicidosis in a 22-month-old girl undergoing chemotherapy for chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia associated with xanthoma and type 1 neurofibromatosis. The eruption cleared after oral and topical metronidazole therapy. Demodicidosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of facial eruption in immunosuppressed children.

PMID:
12804999
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for John Libbey Eurotext
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk