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Beyond the Surface: Understanding Demodex and Its Link to Blepharitis and Facial Dermatoses

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  • Beyond the Surface: Understanding Demodex and Its Link to Blepharitis and Facial Dermatoses

    Demodex represents the most frequent ectoparasite found in humans. Although Demodex mites are considered commensals of human pilosebaceous units, an abnormally high mite density can cause several ocular and cutaneous symptoms and signs, sometimes to a severe degree. Both Demodex spp. (folliculorum and brevis) play a significant part in eye pathology and facial dermatoses. These mites have been related to blepharitis, ocular rosacea, meibomian gland dysfunction and various skin diseases,...

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