Is Demodex folliculorum an aetiological factor in seborrhoeic dermatitis?


Karincaoglu Y., Tepe B., Kalayci B., Atambay M., Seyhan M.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, vol.34, no.8, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2009.03343.x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY

Abstract

Background. Seborrhoeic dermatitis (SD) is a common inflammatory skin disease for which no single cause has been found, although many factors have been implicated. The mite Demodex folliculorum (DF) is most commonly seen in the pilosebaceous unit in humans. SD is located in areas that are rich in sebaceous glands, which are also preferred by DF.