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!”.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health