A case series of demodicosis in children

Annyella Douglas, Andrea L. Zaenglein

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Abstract

Demodex mites are commensal inhabitants of the pilosebaceous unit that are typically absent or at low numbers in childhood. When they are present, they can cause a primary eruption or exacerbate an underlying facial dermatosis. Here we report five cases of demodicosis occurring in childhood, the clinical presentations, and responses to treatment. Papulopustular lesions predominate, prompting the advice “pustules on noses, think demodicosis!”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric dermatology
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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