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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Mar;29(3):282-3. doi: 10.1086/528815.

Nosocomial dermatitis caused by Dermanyssus gallinae.

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  • 1Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Hôpital Henri Mondor, Créteil, France.

Abstract

The mite Dermanyssus gallinae may cause pruritic dermatitis in humans. We describe a case of nosocomial infestation with D. gallinae from an abandoned pigeon nest suspended on the front wall of the Hôpital Henri Mondor near a window. Close surveillance and regular destruction of pigeon nests could prevent these incidents of infection in humans.

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18205530
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