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Pathol Res Pract. 2009;205(6):423-6. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2008.11.013. Epub 2009 Jan 23.

Demodex-associated dermatologic conditions--A coincidence or an etiological correlate. Review with a report of a rare case of sebaceous adenoma.

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Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110002, India.


Demodex folliculorum is a saprophytic mite of the human pilosebaceous unit with a prelidiction for facial skin and eyelashes. Infestation occurs frequently without symptoms; however, suppurative or granulomatous inflammation may be seen with high mite density. Skin lesions, such as rosacea, pityriasis, and blepharitis, have been attributed to Demodex; however, its role in sebaceous adenoma (SA) has not been reported in extensively searched medical literature. We report this rare case and review the skin lesions associated with Demodex folliculorum.

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